AW14: Katie Eary

Marrying Mickey Mouse with punk.

Where Spring Summer 14 was soundtracked by Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ – in the week of it’s unofficial release no less – Katie Eary Autumn Winter 14 changed direction musically, instead playing out ‘Where Is My Mind’ by the Pixies.

The change echoed the move of the collection – titled 'Bi-Polar' – from summer's surf inspired pieces to a steady punk theme.

The bright red shade and leopard print of last season remained however, as too did the heavyweight Nike trainers, but in place of the boyish rucksacks and skateboards of June’s show, yesterday saw Shackleton produced pouches and plastic Mickey Mouse collars debuted.

A symbol “of all things that are supposedly wholesome and good” Mickey’s silhouette featured on jumpers and atop the shoulders of models too, with bright coloured Mohicans juxtaposing his image.

Further collaborations came from Savile Row tailor Richard Anderson, who put his hand to creating a series of straight jackets, and Hancock. Specialising in rainwear, their contributions hung like superhero capes from the shoulders.

Fudge again took hold of the hair, with bright colours running through a typically punk ‘split’ hairstyle, which simultaneously referenced Mickey’s ears.

A recurring theme across a number of collections this season, pleated skirts and longer shirt lengths were layered over trousers, and key punk elements such as zips and bondage straps played up the Eary’s intentions.


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