The Rodnik Band
A capsule collection of pieces within the realm of surreal, naive, satirical, but one hundred percent wearable. Quite a shortcut, if you ask me, to cult status, as you won’t likely forget a urinal dress, a cigarette maxi or a tomato soup can, once you’ve seen them on a girl. The looks – well, dresses and twinsets with classic abstract (in the style of Mondrian), Dada (Marcel Duchamp) and pop art (Warhol) touches, 1950s comics and ads, lobsters, telephone dials, polka dots, colour blocks and sharp contrasts - say it all, and quite loudly so. And, for the fashion week presentation, the theme continued on the make-up, with cartoon teardrops hanging in the corners of models’ eyes. The work of Phil Colbert is alive and kicking butt. Pop on one of his dresses and jump right inside his world, or head to The Rodnik Band’s fun and artsy website for a Picasso-inspired spring/summer appetizer first.
runway stills: elleuk.com