Ahead of Monday's show, the designer fills us in on her 'A Bee In My Bonnet' collection – and the soundtrack by Two Inch Punch
Fred Butler holds her third on-schedule presentation at London Fashion Week on Monday, working again with Red Bull and the Catwalk Studio Project. Two Inch Punch has produced an original track for Butler's presentation and an Elisha Smith-Leverock directed fashion film.
A departure from Butler's past collections, 'A Bee In My Bonnet' is inspired by the apidae family, with pieces constructed from lattice-work hexagons and heavily embroidered in gold. Sport and street mix with the designer's craft-inspired aesthetic – digital print silk, bumblebee backpacks, bum-bags and purses feature, as well as baseball caps, headphones and hexagon hoop earrings.
"This season I'm really excited to be making a new fashion film with Elisha Smith Leverock which we'll be showing as part of a presentation on schedule at Somerset House," Butler tells Dazed Digital. "The whole activity has been made possible from the incredible and unique Redbull Catwalk Studio initiaitive which has supported me for two seasons to record an exclusive track by linking me with a musician at their studio. For SS13 I have collaborated with producer TwoInchPunch, who I sought out to contribute to my concept due to the perfect harmony of his signature sound to my new collection aesthetic. Both Ben and I are attracted to cosmology in our work and I think the two together will have a very special energy and alchemy."