There are few designers who when their new collection drops my heart effectively stops. Well perhaps not stops, but my bank balance definitely does a shudder, sensing a disturbance in the force. With a new collection from Isolated Heroes, it’s got every right to be quaking in its metaphorical boots because I.Want.Everything.
“I Believe” may not seem like a natural fit for me, after all it’s a literal explosion of sequins and colour, but damn if that doesn’t make me want it more. It’s playful, satirical and a whole lot of fun, inspired in part by the designers 20s. Cocktails and teardrops, embroidered self help slogans (just in case you forgot your daily affirmations) and floor length sweeping sequined coats with removable Mongolian fur in rainbow colours, “I Believe” manages to hit all the right notes from girls under pressure, to girls in love. It’s all very girl power for the millennial, and manages to be nostalgic without being overly derivative.
Every collection from Isolated Heroes keeps getting stronger. It’s smart, self-referential and perfect party wear. Obviously the ombre sequin dresses are a highlight for me as well as the oversized mermaid biker but the trophy jacket with embroidered detail and detachable collar has got to be the centrepiece for me.
If you’re looking to add some texture and colour to your life, Isolated Heroes brand of post-apocalyptic retro futurism is a pretty god damn good place to start.