Antoni Burakowski and Alison Roberts celebrate 25 years as a creative duo. The pair find inspiration from 'Models Walking Up and Down in Dresses,' the theme of their autumn/winter 2012 collection.
Opening London Fashion Week, Antoni and Alison got the ball rolling with a collection that was alternative for its use of only one mode, ‘the dress’. We were immediately thrown into the action with a strong soundtrack bouncing off the walls at the BFC show space at the Somerset House. In contrast to the riotous music however, the overall look was simple and clean. With a lively promenade of ‘the dress’ in 39 different guises, clever detailing and high quality fabric avoided monotony. From short sleeves to long, ‘the dress’ came in every sort of style imaginable. Some dresses had drawn patterns while others displayed a collage of varying prints. The tuxedo, drawn top half to a golden glitter bottom, showed how simple drawing might become something more ambitious when in motion on the runway. With distinctive Mia Farrow hair-cuts, the looks were simple, yet made their own kind of statements through signature details. Antoni Burakowski and Alison Roberts attempted bravely to bring us 39 looks crafted out of their will to show how the dress might be a performance on its own.