After the show Rodriguez explained that his collection had been inspired by the work of Kim Joon, in particular Joon’s body tattoos. This influence could be seen throughout the collection, in the graphic colour-blocking, the way fabric fell on the body and in the subtle scribble prints. Dresses were patchworked together from shards of velvet, pieces of satin, slices of delicate chiffon or slivers of printed kimono silk, all cleverly draped to elegant effect. Asymmetry was a recurring thread, in the dancing hemlines, athletic necklines and complicated patchworking. Androgynous casting, with sprayed pastel hair kept things ultra modern. A sophisticated collection from a minimalist designer with complex ideas.
Text: Caroline Newell
Photography: Mitchell Sams