Focusing on his statement of sexy, opulent and glamorous designs, Kristian Aadnevik gave us Gothic romance in a collection of dramatic dresses that aroused a decadent and smoky atmosphere.
Acclaimed as “London’s next big thing”, Kristian Aadnevik presented a run though of his signature sexy, opulent and glamorous designs. Soft pinks, greys, gold, and a dosing of blood red were set against a gloomy black palette. The noir dresses brought to mind the signature luxe style of Roberto Cavalli. There was load of sex appeal within the collection that was sealed with a contrast of fabrics, from leather and velvet, to fur and silk.
Dominated by LBD’s, floor sweeping chiffon dresses gave a romantic edge to the collection. Paired with fur gilets and heavy leather jackets, the eveningwear took on a tougher edge, all the while maintaining its sensuality. The heady smokiness within the collection was brightened by a startling red mini dress with plunging neckline. The dresses seem to have been created with the intention of taking on the night with an intensity that was interrupted only by luscious detail. As the latest protégé of Donatella Versace, the decadent atmosphere clearly displayed what he has already learnt form the maverick designer.
Aadnevik showcased his technological skill bringing us dresses that adorn the body in the most flattering manner. Both Gothic and romantic, his work is sexual but maintains a real element of luxury. With praise from Hilary Alexander and Colin McDowell the designer has already established a strong platform here in London. Aadnevik is one to keep an eye on.
Photos by Alejandro Cavallo