Music | Circa Waves: Postcards from Japan

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When Circa Waves headed off for dates in Japan they agreed to try and sum up that trip in just a few key images. Forget long winded stories and endless photos out the plane window, keep it short and sweet! Sam Rourke, Sian Plummer and Joe Falcone and frontman Kieran Shudall, who had the extremely important task of tagging their pix, complete their random challenge for Fiasco.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus KATIE EARY

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Influences for Katie Eary’s collection this season come from anatomy via the glossy work of contemporary artist Jeff Koons. These are translated through texture, colour and print throughout the collection with giant tube knit brain textures stitched to knitwear and neoprene appliquéd with organ prints to get under our skin.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus TIGER OF SWEDEN

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As always, the suit was at the core of each look by Tiger of Sweden, as proved by Tarun Nijjer @ D1 Models, who took to the catwalk in a simple, well made grey two piece – a classic offering from the brand. Post – punk details were key- trousers were worn slightly higher at the waist and tapered at the ankle.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus XANDER ZHOU

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A very literal reference of the wild west, Xander took a famously SS trend and made it ready for the harsh climates of the winter. Cowboy style boots were made almost wellington like adding the ever popular utilitarian theme to the collection. Where double denim would be popular in the summer, Zhou envisioned double leather looks taking off in the Autumn and offered them in a range of colours including navy, tan, black and white.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus CASELY-HAYFORD

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Effortlessness was key with grooming for the Casely-Hayford AW15 line. Skin was clean, polished and dewey (using La Roche -Posey) – mirroring the brands high end luxury ethos. Hair was worn mostly short at the sides and roughly swept back with Bumble & Bumble styling products. 

Fashion | Fiasco Focus DUCHAMP

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Set in the opulent Rosewood Hotel, the Duchamp presentation welcomes it’s guests to the sound of a grand piano playing softly in the corner accompanied by the dulcet tones of a beautiful singer in a glittering dress, setting the sophisticated tone, which is carried through their AW15 collection.

Fashion |Fiasco Focus KTZ

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A rapturous applause met the designer as he came out to take his final bow, and its was easy to see why. Kokontozai Aw15 collection took us on a journey through many genres, whilst still  remaining true to the brands iconic aesthetic. Fresh faced models entered the catwalk with with skin perfectly primed with Dermalogica exuding a classic male beauty.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus JAMES LONG

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Grungy, tousled beach hair, expertly crafted by the Fudge art team, and dewy pale skin created a perfectly groomed army of models for the James Long aw15 show. Circus Life by Fufanu Music set the tone for the show, made up of interesting combinations of fabric and a raw yet glamorous aesthetic.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus BAARTMANS AND SIEGEL

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In an unexpected twist on the labels usual urban tailoring, the aw15 offerings from Baartmans Siegel was an adventurous take on street ski-wear. Apres outerwear gave the collection a grand silhouette which remained masculine and bold when teamed with injections of mustard, red and green seen in the track style garments.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus AGI & SAM

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Initial inspirations this season sprung from a visit home to Yorkshire for Agi, where his mother reminded him of a collection entitled “The Coolman Collection” that he’d designed at the tender age of four.  This sparked a childhood revival, which led to the design duo spending their research time in primary schools with the students deconstructing garments and seeing how the children would put them back together.

Fashion | Fiasco Focus MAHARISHI

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Maharishi’s AW15 collection takes inspiration from the way of the ninja and quote “The Path To Stealth” in their collection title.  Elongated silhouettes and dropped crotches are included throughout with additions of integrated accessories such as fitted hoods, face coverings and built-in mittens, all hinting towards the martial arts theme.