Cimone – SS17

Photo Credit – Simon Armstrong via Forward PR (Always Credit The Photographer)

A few weeks back I reviewed the previous collection from Cimone, so I was excited when the invite came in to go to the debut catwalk from one of the brightest new fashion houses in London during Fashion Week. The debut collection is often the trickiest of events, do you go wearable or go big, will the desire to make an impression lead you into trouble.

Well Carli Pearson nailed it, exciting, bold, wearable but with such pizzazz that it couldn’t fail to be noticed.

The rich colours, the blocks of tone and of course the print inspired by a washing machine created a collection that had visual impact, however the way the clothes move, bounce and flow added the drama and statement we all look for in couture.

Mixing more high end pieces with more casual looks created a depth and versatility to the collection elevating it from the picturesque into the wearable, the peach and silver suits are perfect day to night looks and the long flowing loose dresses would grace any terrace over looking the promenades of mid summer southern France or the shores of the Italian lakes.

But for me the pieces that left me wowed and breathless along with setting the Fashion Scout audience into delighted murmurs were the dress and coat that were filled with millions of polystyrene beads, each flying around in the space between the inner and outer layers. It created a unique and individual ever changing pattern, one that can only ever be seen on each wearer. It was as mesmerising as it was brilliant.

On this showing Carli Pearson will become a firm fixture at Fashion Week and I can’t wait to see what she does next!!!

See what I mean (sorry for the insta vid but needs must)?




About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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