Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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PERFECTION + MALFUNCTION
London: Australian designer Geoffrey J. Finch is behind the up-and-coming label Antipodium. For his current collection, Finch, like many other designers this season, was inspired by technology. He described his collection as an exploration of “perfection and malfunction.” Grid-like patterns and bits of shiny, lacquered leather gave items a futuristic touch. Classic pieces were slightly tweaked, representing the “malfunction” described in his inspiration; motorcycle jackets featured slashed arms, button-up shirts had extra-wide sleeves, and vests were backless. The unsettling combination of olive drab and caution orange felt off, but the cool neutrals and shiny silvers were a better bet. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Fit-and-flare / Top heavy / A-line
Color: Olive / Caution orange / Peach / Charcoal / Silver / Black / White / Gold
Key Items: Motorcycle jackets with slashed sleeves / Wide-sleeved button-ups / Fit-and-flare dresses
Materials: Chiffon / Leather (lacquered and not) / Cotton shirtings / CDC / Fine striped cotton / Wool suitings / Snakeskin / PVC
Print + Pattern: Grids
Details + Trim: Piecing / Extra-wide sleeves / Contrast collars and plackets / Slashed sleeves / Motorcycle jacket details / Pleats
Accessories + Footwear: Belts with pleated half-peplums / Metallic belts / Two-tone pointy-toe pumps
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