Fyodor Golan Spring/Summer 2016

Inspired by rare and largely unseen Transformers archives, Fyodor Golan this season presented a bizarre mix of its staple futurism with a heady dose of childhood nostalgia to give what they coined in 2014 as 'retrofuturism'. This is not the first time the designers have taken major cues from childhood merchandise, with their AW15 collection revolving around My Little Pony. Spring/Summer 2016 is less psychedelic, and more combative, bringing a more technical side to their forward-thinking appeal, proving the duo are no one trick pony.

A a pink haired model steps out in transparent plastic overcoat, beneath which flash a short metallic old skirt and green neon platforms,  the otherworldly feel that captures the entire collection is set. Despite the shimmery, pale appearance, there is a definite sense of menace, as oneohTrixx Point Never's abrasive bass underscores the show. Large yellow, red and pink roses sprout on plastic foor length skirts and boxy jackets, giving the appearance of photographic cut-and-paste stickers, mixing the childish, romantic and cyber worlds.

Elsewhere, bold repeat patterns crop up unrelentlessly in brightly coloured recurring houndstooth set off in clashing neon greens and blues, whilst the same neon greens and pinks neatly plaster small crosses across simple floor length dresses with dramatically plunging necklines, which gave the playful clubber-come-tweenage aesthetic seductive undertones. Patterns, colours and clashes within each piece are amplified by the proliferation of asymetric skirts worn under patterned upperwear. Mechanical chaos also came in black rubber-looking skirts which flung out from behind the model, referencing the futuristic mechanical transformers imagery that was most obviously seen in robotic prints which adapted the archived artwork on plain black jumpers and skirts.

Through the head spinning clashes and strong, clean geometrical lines, came moments of romance. In the same way the collection mixed bold and soft hues such as baby pinks and blues with neons and bold block blues, angular hard shoulders on jackets were followed by chiffon fringe ruffles that cascaded down the arms and across the body. Meanwhile, more classical references to Japan could be found on wave prints that on skirts in neon orange, whilst silk suggestions of traditional Japanese were aso modernised, demonstrating a preoccupation with past images that are taken over and come to serve an extravaggant, futuristic sensibility. Through their nostalgic reimaginations, Fyodor Galan take us further and further forwards.

Review: Nina Markovic-Obiago for #STYLEFAN

Fyodor Golan Spring/Summer 2016 Looks:

Review: Nina Markovic-Obiago for #STYLEFAN
Runway Photography: Courtesy of We Are Village