Nothing hits the headlines of the fashion rumour mill like a completely impractical, no-one-is-ever-going-to-wear-that-down-to-Tesco-apart-from-Lady-Gaga type creation from the most haywired of designers brains.
Newbie Dutch designer Femke Agema is challenging the likes of Viktor and Rolf, Gareth Pugh and Berhard Willhelm with her Spring/Summer 2013 collection 'Elders' which matches technical skill and sleek design with utter absurdity and abandoned fantasy.
This collection is based on our emotional response to Spring which according to Agema captures “the simple joy we feel in being let loose into the wild to play in an environment overflowing with possibilities.”
'Elders' follows on from Agema's last collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 entitled 'Nigliktok' after the inuit word for 'cold' created for what Femke describes as "the inevitable snowpocalypse" for which she invented her now infamous Snow Suit.
By Jessica Hazel