I really hope that if, and when Lucy Upsher reads this, she does not think that I wasn’t listening when she was explaining what the concept was for the collection, but isn’t the whole part of art how others interpret what you put out there? the power of the audience, and the seen, over the artist message? I am so excited, and I was really trying to rack my brain about how I could sum this all up, but luckily you all have access so that you can see what I saw at the catwalk, and decide for yourselves. Seeing her twisted concoctions of hand dyed bungee rope to me first had an alien look, otherworldly, like you would see in sci-fi, but the element of fur skirt the way it was designed reminisced of a satyr bringing my own cognitive experience ( look it up, parts of the brain which trigger your own personal memories and experience) of Mr Tumnus within C.S Lewis Lion Witch, & the wardrobe; the headpieces like a distorted goats horns. Probably nowhere near where she was going, but I clung on to that ideal nonetheless. Consider the gorgeous print like a butterfly just after the chrysalis broken up like a kaleidoscope; see I am all over the place whereas the designer was not, however you decide to interpret the cohesive collection of knitted shrugs layered over dresses, you can’t deny that this is a designer to be excited about.
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