Golan Frydman at the V&A
I cannot think about a better way of spending my Friday evening than the one I experienced this Friday night. All I had to do was leave the office earlier than usual and be at the V&A by 5 pm, in order to sit through something as fabulous as a fashion catwalk.
We all know that clothes, models, amazing light and sound effects are the ingredients of the catwalk. We have all seen them far too many times on TV and through the lens of a camera. The V&A – I swear, I do not work for their PR or press office – managed to open this extraordinary experience to the general public via a series of events and catwalks called Fashion in Motion.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the front row of the Fyodor Golan’s show, a designer’s duo we will hear more and more about. I brought my design conscious friend Cilli and we were both stunned by the creations of these two young designers. Their label’s debut backs to 2010 and since then they have – quite rightly – attracted lots of attention, winning the Fashion Fringe Award in 2011. The influence of Alexander McQueen and Issey Miyake – where they previously worked – and artists such as Frida Kahlo and Pedro Almodovar are visible in the shapes, colors and attention for details that shines through their work.
I could picture myself wearing very happily most of their highly worked garments and leatherworks, all full of feminine attitude.