Friday, 18 May 2012

TORRES X POMEROY - The collection






Mind once upon a time I waxed lyrical about my excitement about a collaboration between designer Rebecca Torres and illustrator Saskia Pomeroy? No? Well safe to say I was pretty fucking excited. I love me some Torres - bright, graphic bodycon pieces (Torres does colour better than most and in typical Claire fashion the piece I own from her back catalogue of dresses is black) and her work combined with Pomeroy's bold and simple shapes is a dream. Inspired by ancient art and symbols, it's a no brainer that this has a tribal feel. Kind of like a post-modern aztec goddess. It's got a very sleek contemporary feel and is very easy to wear. I can hear you naysayers shying away in the back, shuddering at the mention of body con, but no - totally easy to wear. I do have a constant inner battle with myself about bodies (I fear that I would feel like a massive baby in a romper) but I am TOTALLY in to the idea of me owning that pink and blue numbers, the sleeves are a dream. That said, if look one (all blues and vertical lemon stripes) was beach ready I could totally get on board with the idea of Rebecca Torres/Saskia Pomeroy swimwear. Just saying.
I have to say I don't really get the shoot for the collection - the plants feel a bit odd to me, like when offices bring in shrubbery to create a positive working environment. The collection is striking as stand along pieces, and yeah I pretty much want everything. Prices start at £45 with the most expensive piece £140, hardly breaking anyone's piggy bank compared to the high street prices at the mo (I'm looking at you Topshop.)
Rebecca is nominated for Best Young Designer at the Scottish Fashion Awards this year and you can follow her on facebook, twitter or just go buy stuff via her website.
Saskia Pomeroy is just an all round bad ass illustrator and you can buy prints from her site.
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