Day four of LFWM was smited by the great Tubepocalypse, but FAULT were undeterred, present and correct for Paris based Korean fashion house SONGZIO AW17 show. The SONGZIO collection was a sublime effort, beautifully designed and crafted menswear that left us in awe; leaving no wonder to why GQ recently proclaimed that SONGZIO created “wearable art”!
Heavy on the black, and heavy on the Victorian influence: this Dickensian-esque collection (with the odd Hogwartian look thrown in for good measure!) was an homage to London’s past (and maybe also to the fog of recent weeks!), to the heritage of menswear and the male art of dressing; that which so long ago established this city as the epicentre of menswear. SONGZIO presented a strongly masculine collection, with a defined yet free flowing silhouette: modern classics inspired by the the rich heritage of menswear, and brought to life with splashes of neutrals, pinks, and vibrant orange. Many garments were ‘painted on’ /with painted linings beckoning seductively from beneath. Amongst the final looks, were several reminisce of the that worn by the cowboys of the old wild west; same era but very different continent; and given ‘Westworld’s’ recent success very timely!