phannatiq’s love affair with forgotten London explores urban industrial decay and style expectations of London’s pavement population, in their A/W 11-12 collection.
drawing on visuals from Hackney Wick, designer Anna Skodbo’s unmistakable textiles feature elements of one of London’s last suspended development areas. featuring the abandoned buildings, graffitied gates and razor wire of the area that are so beloved to her, phannatiq’s signature urban disruption patterns adorn much of the collection.
figure hugging shapes are used alongside sassy anti-fit cutting, rubbing delicate printed silks and chiffons shoulder to shoulder with jerseys, wools and leather. as always with phannatiq, details are pivotal to the excitement of the garments, employing press studs, rivets and leather piping, leather and printed silk trims and unexpected reverse detailing.
a modern sense of feminine beauty is discovered through the use of distressed fabrics and hoods. making abeyance both challenging and edgy yet fully wearable.
regularly indulging in a considered element of androgyny, abeyance creates a new direction for cross-genre apparel.