With this post, I bring to you another one of the wonderful finds from the London Fashion Week 2016. I was unfamiliar with Toronto-based designer Sid Neigum’s work so far. But on seeing his collection that he himself described as “maximal and minimal”, I realized I had really been missing out on something.From what I’ve heard, Sid Neigum approaches apparel design with the precision and aesthetic sense of a mathematician. His clothes attempt to find the golden ratio in design, thus emphasizing the nuances of body structure, silhouette and colours. The Fall/Winter collection he showcased here comprised of modern cuts and fabrics, fashioning clothes in both structured and relaxed designs. He used a variety of interesting fabrics including wool, 100 % camel hair, polyurethane and even synthetic blends comprising of 28% metal. Trust me when I say this, seeing his collection was fascinating yet soothing to the eyes. I guess, when someone combines mathematic acumen with a refined design capability, wonderful clothing is created.What I loved about Neigum’s collection is that the clothes were in the foreground and the sole centre of attention. The models were wearing nude makeup and simple messy buns, and this minimalism ensured you focused on the apparel and nothing else. As far as the clothes go, I can only describe them as chic with an ostensibly contemporary aesthetic. They are the kind of clothes one wouldn’t think twice about wearing on the street. And there’s something about such wearable clothing that I always find to be very impressive. If you can wear what you saw on the ramp off it too, the designer is doing something right!
So Sid Neigum’s collection was the surprise revelation at the London Fashion Week 2016 for me. Rest assured, I will be following his work closely from now on! How did you like his collection?
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