IT’s A Wrap – But this brand transcends with beautiful motifs and flattering shapes.
With so many designers that kept us brimming with excitement for the AW18 collection and now with the end of London Fashion Week we have to say that the one label that stood out for us was emerging fashion brand STARSICA, showcased by Fashion Scout. The Kingston University graduate with an MA in Fashion designs, recognised by his representation of the distorted aspects of society through conceptual symbols and distinctive shapes dazzled the runway. This collection entitled “Seirēn sings for a Mad King”. Ike Seungik Lee, the designer of STARSICA, took his inspiration from learning the phenomenon of otherness. In his own words “The idea of this collection is primarily derived from observing the behaviours of the unspecified masses around us. Utilizing the vision of those who interpret the egos and lives of others through their own subjective perspectives. In essence we are all the Mad King.”
The collection constituted a sense of dramatic construction, drawing on a reinterpretation of compelling Greek tragedy as a fashion monologue. The playful motifs in wings and soft fur which can be understood as symbols of Siren, the troubadour, reinterpreted with a modern twist, found in the prints of Ike’s own paintings and the patterns created by embroideries. These echo the essence of mythological elements such as the star, bird and semiotic signs.
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