The graffiti splattered vaults of the South Bank railway tunnel sets the tone for Fyodor Golan's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, a far cry from the dignified Somerset House. Described as a romance for the digital age, Fyodor Golan explored the relationship between digital dialogue and street art. The inverted pyramid which served as a central structure on the runway further strengthens the digital component in this collection, offering live stream imagery of the models projected on an inverted pyramid.
Inspired by artists such as Lucio Fontana's slashed canvases and Robert Morris' 'Felt Sculptures', the designer duo, Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, created a visual language of movement, translating our fast-paced digital era into couture-esque pieces. The Fyodor Golan woman is expressive and adolescent in spirit, she celebrates the ‘plastication of modernity’.
The designers challenged the traditional idea of form and function via intricate folds and pleats, wrapping and slashing fabrics to allow fluid motion. The collection is a fresh manipulation of sleek, geometric silhouettes in Dayglo hues and distorted prints of flowers and footballers and screen-like images. Prints are distorted showing screen-like images in a vivid, dynamic ensemble, juxtaposed with neon plastic and silicone materials.
Nineties rave culture influenced the colours and textures found in this collection - we see fluorescent slits on monochrome mini skirts and dresses combined with digital prints and sky-high platforms in a reckless abandon. Dresses are embellished with neon and iridescent floral motifs combined with satin fabrics which are woven with plastic threads.
The technicolour palette of choice for Spring, heightens the way geometric shapes of minimalist sculpture imposes structure and form this season. The shimmering holographic ensembles are a tribute to the age of the CD, a notion of the past. This streamlined collection redefines what is considered to be modern, a collection that embraces technology in the most tantalising way, merging the past with the future.
Fyodor Golan Spring/Summer 2015 Looks:
Runway Photography: Courtesy of We Are Village