LAYERED, oversized with daring cuts, Imogen Evan’s brought some strong and feminine conversation-starters to the NYFW runway with her AW19 collection.
Opening the show was a grey-scale ensemble complete with a fabric-dangling mouthpiece, hinting to some sort of extraterrestrial creature. Models followed dressed in navy, jeans, and corduroy dungarees, adding edge to the collection.
A prominent constant in Evan’s AW19 show was the urge to conceal the face. From balaclavas to hoods that wrapped around the face and bandana-esque mouthpieces. If we’d have to pick one it would be the blush pink mouth-veil detailed with intricate embroideries and a fiery tongue cascading down.
Much like a trained high-wire artist, the British designer knew to perfectly keep a healthy balance in her collection. A rather romantic colour palette consisting of soft pinks, and tonalities in grey-scale and blue, was contrasted with a word-based print emblazoned across trousers and coats. The heavily layered looks were swapped for some looks with a serious case of underboob, cut out crotches and embroidered nipples.
Although the collection seemed light-hearted at first, her source of inspiration was nothing but. Taking inspiration from sexual assault survivors she hopes to spark a conversation, making the topic open for discussion.
A collection as heavily layered as the inspiration.
by Lupe Baeyens