Fashion Article by Jim Morrall
A new type of marvel for mankind is the dimension that Boudicca’s Zowie Broach manifests as her area of exploration.
Their fashion week showroom in Paris was the scene for Flux’s short journey into a cosmos where the Higg’s boson serves as much as common ground as might the correlation between 1930s and 1970s dress shapes. Fashion is not facetious in this plane and a new way of seeing new concluded a thirty-minute chat over mandarins.
This Boudicca fashion collection was born of research into the idea of the 1930s, 1970s and 2030s. Revisiting both the past and the past’s notions of futurism, it is a tight offer of very limited edition dresses and tailoring sitting at the most artistic end of ready to wear. Indeed, in 2007, Boudicca was the first British independent house to be guest members of the chamber Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Geometric and anally precise laces matched their Swiss origins while muted meadowy florals were preened through superb construction and killer inverted box pleats on the cheeks of a wide legged pant. Having said that, black dominated and pops of acid salmon bought clout. It’s a very diverse set of influences that might not make sense in text, but together there is a kind of multi–referenced harmony that prevails. The time discussing the concept as a team can be felt through a cohesiveness and clarity that feels mathematical.
Indeed, discussion of the CERN’s potential findings concerning the speed at which neutrinos seem to be travelling (i.e. faster than the speed of light, thus confirming theories that propose to redefine conventional understanding of the universal laws of physics) left us with the distinct feeling that maybe there is no new in fashion if we see new as it has always been seen. There might be no room now for the mini-skirt to feel like a revolution, but there is a way of redefining newness itself through science, technology and truth.