Rachel Friere Presents Future Noir AW 2010/11
Exploring the dark sexuality of the androgynous human form, Rachel Friere‘s Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection - Future Noir - does just that.
Launched in 2009 with a catwalk presentation at On-Off for London Fashion Week, following on with a Catwalk show with On-Off in 2010, Rachel Freire recently presented her Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection with a presentation at London Fashion Week with Vauxhall Fashion Scout and is touted as one of London’s “most exciting new talents” .
Established in 2008, Rachel Freire made her move from the eclectic world of stage and film, into wearable conceptual couture. Freire graduated from Central Saint Martins (for her sins) with a BA in Design for Performance, and looking at the standard of her work, it’s hard to believe that she has never studied fashion.
Featuring complex corsetry, militaristic boleros, intricate lacing and meticulously hand woven appendages to the neck, arms and extremities, this collection draws its influence from Rachel’s costume design background. Her fascination with futuristic imagery inspired by other worldly themes, explores the relationship between the organic and the apocalyptic.
The tones and fabrics lend themselves to these themes with earthy & dark variations of nude, brown & black alongside iridescent gold’s & silvers. Additionally, fibers of harsh salmon skin leather, sting ray skin, silky jersey, wool, blended lycras, reflective nylon and the imaginative feature of full body latex, all merge together seamlessly, enhancing the mysterious mood of the collection.
Friere’s clothes have graced the likes of Courtney Love, Christina Aguilera, Beth Ditto, Little Boots, Saint Saviour and many of London’s prestigious performance artists as well as a gaggle of pop tarts who shall remain anonymous.
You can find her collection at Machine A and bitchandjunkfood.com.