In seasons past, we’ve seen displays of outlandishness from London badboy label Kokon to Zai. From neon keffiyeh-print dresses to Where’s Wallys jumpers on ketamine, KTZ’s show is know for spectacle, challenging ideas and beauty in previously ugly forms. But, like so many designers of this season’s #LFW, it seems that the design team played it safe. A colour palette of neutrals with the odd shot of green metallic is practically unheard-of at KTZ, but that’s what we saw – shapes played with a Rococo-alike cutout on latex bodies and shorts, while sheer lace and nude-toned dresses almost looked pretty. Pretty, at KTZ?! Very unusual. The punk aesthetic was heightened (literally) by some very clever cutout platform Buffalo-esque shoe, which we totally loved. Much of the black stuff though was Catwoman goes to a Lady Gaga concert: fierce and delicate all in one. Looking backa cross the images, there’s something pretty spectacular about every outfit, but the subtlety and simple colour palette demonstrated a safe offering from one of London’s most notoriously unsafe brands.
Words: Seb Law
Photos: Kaye Ford