Continuing to draw on classic punk inspirations and attitudes, Fake London has created a new chapter for its A/W11 season, re-appropriating punk iconography, materials and insignia in British sub-culture. Archive designs have been revisited and re-adapted such as the Harris Tweed coat where zip-up interchangeable parts in both men’s and women’s collections make it customisable, with a choice of three different collars and detachable sleeves.
The women's collection for A/W11 proposes breezy layers of chiffon with structured tailoring for a new femininity. Decollage prints of English roses and punk fanzines on dresses and blouses of silk Georgette contrast with an elegant and feminine capsule collection of little black dresses in chiffon, crepe and silk. However the Fake London edge still remains with slashes, cut-outs and bondage twists such as leather buckles on chic resin coated black denim jackets and trousers.
Appearing in the form of twinsets are reworked cashmere 'Cartier' designs and knitted mohair jacquard with embroidered jewels as an ongoing theme - inspired from a set of Trefari originals, whilst reverse print leopard knits provide a touch of humour. British fabrics such as a classic covert coat wool, cavalry twills and moleskins are used within key pieces such as parkas and bomber jackets. Whilst hybrid combinations of old-school tweed and sweatshirt material are contrasted with futuristic reflective fabrics. A boiled camouflage wool specifically developed for Fake London is also introduced to the collection.