Afshin Feiz - spring/summer 2009

British designer Afshin Feiz marked his L’Oréal Fashion Week debut with inventive texture on simple, white pieces for spring/summer 2009.

A knee-high bell dress is sumptuous for its neat rows of frills, and for its quirky, asymmetric cut-outs. Creamy silk satin tops feature similar detailing, while pieces such as the powder yellow mini-dress manage to say more with less. The mauve dress, however, seems encumbered by the busy epaulettes, and the giant dart cups on the otherwise uncomplicated silk negligee seem equally unnecessary. The maturity of the collection shines through in the restraint shown in the snow-white pants in halter top, where nothing comes between the fashionista and a killer cut.

We are treated to a few variations of The Woman in Gold: off-the-shoulder charmeuse dripping with charm, and a curious pair of overalls with frill collar. This hyper-reality takes a pleasingly androgynous turn with the baggy, grey palazzo pants and matching jacket.

The “Kiss Me, I’m Canadian” T-shirt, though, worn by Feiz himself, is the real show-stealer.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer