Fyodor Golan hosted a two-part catwalk show yesterday at the opening day of London Fashion Week. Guests took refuge from the inclement English weather and sipped on champagne as FG’s first model on the catwalk emerged.
The model was wearing the world’s first digitally interactive skirt, composed of the latest Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphones. Created by Fyodar Golan and Microsoft Mobile, the skirt comprised of 80 mobile phones with images on the screens that change as the skirt moves. This is due to a global positioning app installed on the phone and creates a shimmer of moving colour all over the garment.
The second part of the show featured FG’s A/W 15 Crocodile collection which drew its inspiration from the recent trip of the two designers to south-east Asia, travelling through the countries of Myanmar (Burma) and the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Buddhist robe oranges, pinks, and burgundies were mixed in with tropical jungle, petrol, and olive greens. Technical fabrics provided wrinkled, glossy or foiled finishes, and Swarovski crystals, pearls, and fur added texture to the garments, some designs digitally printed.
The designer duo Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman both originate from fine arts backgrounds and have combined experiences working with fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons, and Issey Miyake. Their designer label originally launched in 2010, having already been awarded many awards in industry.
by Cynthia Gregoire
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Feature image courtesy of Cynthia Gregoire