The Katie Eary SS18 collection was an eclectic collaboration with brands BOY London and Spliffy, all pioneers in the history of British street fashion. This season took us back to the cloth obsessed youths who valued utilitarianism, accessibility and design. Models strutted to vibrating beats wearing pieces that were lux yet had a rough edge and showcased both sexuality and humor. Washed denim jeans from Spliffy were worn low to revel silky boxers, while trackies were reinvented with mesh and netting and paired with oversized parkas, equip with bungey cord belts. Neon colouring was a standout trend with tank tops and macs ranging from emerald greens to electric blues. BOY London logoed silk jumpers and printed hoodies that were worn with rucksacks and vibrant trainers. Eary’s patterns were inspired by the world underneath us and above us, the prominent prints of creepy crawlies covered high cut swimming costumes and flight jackets. The models even looked through bug-eyed masks and astronaut like helmets, proving that two worlds not dominated by humans could dominate the designs that humored our adolescent nostalgia.

Words: Sarah Barnes