KAHLO Spring/Summer 2014/15, ‘Systematic’
The girls at KAHLO sure have a way with leather, and for Spring, it’s all coming up mint and metallics. Branching out from their usual palette of whites, greys and blacks, designers Rachelle Sinclair and Fay Ogunbadejo incorporated cool minty hues, silver and bronzed metallics, a welcome move and one which is decidedly fresh. Slinky slip dresses, bare midriffs and not yet broken in Doc Martens seemingly drew from references to the 90s, a modern take on the grunge movement. Playing to their simple yet androgynous aesthetic, it was a collection that was crisp and clean, building on their strengths of creating an effortlessly wearable collection. Barely cropped bermuda shorts with side zipper closures, midi length dresses with carefully positioned slits, and artfully cut leather added layers of depth to an otherwise minimal collection. If this is the direction KAHLO are moving in, it’s safe to say that I cannot wait to see what the girls have in store for us next.
Photos by Prue Ibbotson