» I still need to work on that index card system (don’t ask me why it has to be an old fashioned library card type set-up) of young designers and graduates who I’ve written about so that I can routinely…
From Kite Eden’s leather and fur accessories to Estafania Cortés Harker’s glitter canvas pieces.
Estefana Cortés Harker decided to take bits from her MA show and focus on clutches for her first collection. Made with padded glitter canvas, these are showstoppers, with their sparkle and pop vibe. The indiscernible shapes are like cartoons or icons, flattened and caked in glitter. Most exciting was a necklace/apron hybrid of a thing, which was made of the same slightly stiff canvas and fastened round the neck. It had real stage appeal. The Basement Jaxx had even commissioned one for their next tour.
Working with stiffer materials provides a wider scope for the silhouette and basically lets you sculpt and craft any shape you want; Harker’s MA collection is testament to that, with these detachable bibs adding a second pointed/curved layer to skirts and tops which had a paper-like fold and crispness while remaining fairly body conscious. Again it’s exciting to imagine what Harker will produce in the future with her unconventional fabric.
Words by AnyWearStyle.com’s Paris Correspondent, Cassandra Kirk