Posted by Bethan Holt, Fashion Junior at Large
|Fred Butler AW12|
|Lady Gaga wears Fred Butler headpiece in the Telephone video (from guardian.co.uk)|
|Shoes by Rosie Nicholas (image from red bull.co.uk)|
|A high collar gilet|
|This harness which looked like a string of marshmallows was my favourite|
This presentation wasn't just about the amazing pieces on show. Butler has teamed up with singer Charli XCX, together they have worked on a track which accompanies the collection and which Charli performed during the presentation. Red Bull brought the two together as part of their Catwalk Studio project which brings together young musicians and designers. Charli explained that Fred had already began working on the Japanese theme when they met so she used Taiko drum sounds as the starting point for the track. The pair spent plenty of studio time together which means that the whole project is a true collaboration as well as being an exciting way to do a fashion show, after all fashion doesn't exist in a vacuum but is created from all manner of cultural references.
|Fred Butler and Charli XCX (image from red bull.co.uk)|
Any pop stars/ performers/ lovers of exuberant costume reading, take note, Fred Butler should be on your wardrobe radar!
|Backstage at Fred Butler AW12|
|An obi/ origami belt|