Marta Jakubowski SS18: Disrupting symmetry and transcending boundaries
With their hair twisted in 90s style mini buns, models crossed the catwalk in hues of greens, lilacs, greys and whites, clad in garments that materialised in asymmetrical shapes and details.
The 90s theme recurred consistently throughout the collection, but it was most notably evident through the inclusion of Skousers, a 90s trend that was altered with a pleated skirt and ripped trousers, creating the sense of asymmetry and fluidity within the formerly slimline structure.
The collection’s distortion of symmetrical outlines was what made the garments most striking. Cut out patterns appeared seemingly sporadic, straps were doubled on one side on the featured tops, and collars were placed at an irregular angle, disrupting the sense of uniformity and rigidity that many outfits typically possess. This sense of disruption was illustrated most perfectly through the inclusion of a green strapped shirt that was finished off with a tie knot waist; hanging low against the model’s leg, it infused a sense of dynamism into the otherwise streamlined ensemble.
Working upon tried and tested styles, Marta Jakubowski SS18 injected a new sense of contemporaneity into their outlines through an innovative application of asymmetry.