Contemporary Coutures Galore at Brighton Fashion Week
Brighton Fashion Week returns from May 30-June 3, with a typically eclectic, cutting-edge program of fashion shows, installations, and art and design, all set in the beautiful and bohemian seaside city of Brighton & Hove.
Top designers exhibiting their work at this year’s event include: Jess Eaton, whose impossible-to-ignore, unashamedly edgy “Roadkill Couture” instantly set tongues wagging at BFW 2011 with its themes of sustainability and recycling — addressed by Eaton transforming dead animals into items of clothing; Edward Finney, a designer whose work with Alexander McQueen and John Galliano set him in fine stead to headline BFW 2011; I Am. Ralph, with a triangle-obsessed, bright and bold superhero-inspired collection; and Joy Williams, whose collection for Brighton’s 2012 event consists of stylized latex feminine fashion, inspired by a futurist theme but retaining the idea of overtly feminine beauty.
Brighton’s longstanding quirky charm and fashion-conscious citizens make it the perfect setting for a thoroughly contemporary fashion showcase, as demonstrated in The Brighton Frocks Catwalk Show, which questions “the delineation of fashion” through its eccentric collections and wildly alternative design ideas, all vying to grab the attention of an inquiring, savvy audience.
Other highlights include The Zeitgeist Catwalk Show, a new, feature showcase event at this year’s Brighton Fashion Week, giving both emerging and established designers an opportunity to exhibit their work in a variety of unique styles.
The Photocopy Club (a group aiming to re-popularize the use of printed photography, by photocopying pictures sent in from around the globe) will also lend their delightfully DIY work ethic to the event, by providing an exhibition of contemporary fashion photography.