There was a serious buzz around the PPQ show of their AW17 collection presentation at The Crypt on the Green on the opening day of London Fashion Week.
Labelled “It’s very black and white”, it was a display of varying manifestations of monochrome, the limited variation in hue finding its creativity in competing textures, lines and fabrics.
Black on black was worn with a pristine satin shirt tucked into a high waisted, fishtail skirt. Prudish masculine cuts were made sexy with a just long enough vertically striped unfitted shirt paired only with tights. A horizontally striped skin clinging roll neck was worn under a heavy corduroy floor length skirt. Flashes of flamboyance were exerted through stoles, luxury velvet and feather and fur trims.
The simplicity of the colouring was also made bold and daring in the loud contrasts, enlarged striping and flowing to the floor lengths.
The styling held something of the grungy puritan in the piled high hair does tied with ribbon and flat soled trainers while the cuts of pencil skirts and high neck long sleeved tops rung of 90s nostalgia.
The design duo, Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker, who launched their brand in 1992 and have since made waves with their signature designs and associations with the music (PPQ also run a record label, 1-2-3-4 Records) consolidated their reputation for edgy, bold and trend-ready looks.
By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 17th February 2017.
Photos: Krish Nagari
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