Fyodor Golan had fun with their autumn/winter 2017 collection presentation in the BFC Showspace.
The duo of designers – Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman – cite the electrifying large scale spray print artworks of German Katharina Grosse as a point of inspiration. As such, a rainbow of bright colours flood the pieces, broken up with clashing camouflage and leopard prints.
The flurry of colours then gave way to a more demure bejewelled sheer black fabric, a royal blue high neck dress with disturbed layers of fabric, and a floor length button down pin stripe shirt.
Activewear informs large puffa coats and attached enlarged sleeves, the relaxed, heat-encasing look contradicted by flashes of bare shoulder flesh and – occasionally – nipple. Brave lycra playsuits contrast with comfy youthful jumpers splashed with angry face cartoons.
Playful Post-it Note and Powerpuff Girls themes also inform the hues and design. The iconic block colours and logo of the retro stationery continue a five year tradition in the brand. The scribbled reminder sticky back papers become part of the fabric, variously attached to sheer PVC denim-style jackets and risqué skirts, while a cut off baby pink sweater holds the emblazoned logo above a hint of breast.
A love for the cute yet girl power infused cartoon characters brought a combination of kitsch and liberation, in the style and lines, with repeated “Power” slogans filling a fabric jumper dress, and coloured flashes of make-up painting masks across the models’ eyes with the help of KIKO Milano. The look was assertive yet lighthearted.
Bold, vibrant and playful, this collection is the definition of exuberance.
By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 17th February 2017.
Photos: Krish Nagari
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