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Photography by Lea Colombo

Sister By Sibling SS14

American midcentury glamour and Tupperware parties inform crystal-dusted knitwear

Initial reaction:

Mischievous Americana.

Key change:

In a shift from quality, old school knitwear, this season knitted surfaces were worked to the extreme with chevron pearls, 3D flowers, intricate crochet and some major crystal magic dust.   


Pre-atomic American Tupperware parties, post-New Look Waspish Sunday Best and “a copy of a copy of a copy of Dior” from West Side Story.


Handmade rosette flowers dreamt up by Laura Lees and individually scattered with Swarovski crystals.

Quote of the show:

“Our studio turned into a couture atelier. We had tables with rows of people for at least three weeks working on nothing else apart from the flowers alone. There were over 2000 handmade flowers there,” Joe Bates of Sibling By Sibling.

Unexpected details:

Their first adventure in denim – a fifties-inspired spotted mid-blue wash.

Reminds us of:

The Stepford Wives, if they weren’t robots and knew how to have fun. 


You Got Good Taste by The Cramps, masterminded by Jerry Bouthier.

How they wore it:

With a big smile. You can’t possibly be grumpy in clothes like these.

Viral Moment:

Mutya Keisha Siobhan sitting front row.