The Goth Geisha CIMONE – AW17

This season London based designer – CIMONE returns to her signature bold and exaggerated statement pieces,  embracing  a collision between tradition and modern.

Inspired from dystopian narratives and Brutaist lines, the collection featured  a bold mix between symmetry and asymmetry when organic feminine forms were framed by severe shoulder lines and structured shapes.

CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
Framed feminine forms – CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman

Soft, light fabrics were given structure and edge, and heavy wools hung with delicacy and gentle drape. each piece was imbued with an element of playfulness. Being both poised and elegant with a hint of rebellion waiting to erupt from  the  strictures  of convention.

The  sombre palette  and  sculpted  contours  are  brought  to  life  with  eruptions  of  bright colour. The body is cast in both familiar and unfamiliar silhouettes, vacillating between control and chaos, both restrictive and explosive.

Continuing  with  CIMONE‚Äôs  pride  in  handcraftsmanship,  fabrics  are  subjected  to unique manipulations and recast in experimental ways.

The white faced models who also wore white contact lenses, captivated and added to the eerie ambiance of the show, making it hard to concentrate on the sensational pieces.

CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
Fabrics are manipulations in experimental ways. CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
Between control and Chaos – CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
Elegance with a hint of rebellion – CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
White faced models. CIMONE AW17- Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
Heavy wools hang with delicacy – CIMONE AW17- Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
Sever shoulder lines and structed shapes. – CIMONE AW17- Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
A bold mix of shapes and fabrics – CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
The somber palette brought to life – CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman
CIMONE AW17 London Fashion Week
CIMONE AW17 Photograph: Liron Weissman