Friday, 23 September 2011


For the last seven years, LFW has been host to 'Fashion Fringe': A real life project runway on which up-and-coming designers can début their work, providing a perfect launchpad for these creatives to get themselves noticed.

With previous winners going to forge successful careers post-fashion fringe, the world watched with baited breath as this years finalists sent their collections down the runway. I think I can safely say that no-one was disappointed with the results.

First off, I must point out that ALL three of the finalists have a huge amount of talent, and are all winners in their own right, but it is the first collection of the show that caught my eye, and ended up being crowned winner of LFW's Fashion Fringe 2011!

Fyodor Golan, A Latvian/Israeli duo formally known as Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, blew judges away with their exquisite collection titled 'Flowers of Evil'.

A stunning collection in every way possible; From the cut, colour and embellishment of the dresses, right down to the hair/make-up and ordering of the models.

Each model has an other-worldly air to them, resembling nymph's of the earth and sea that have just awoken from another realm, draped in vivid and provocative gowns that would make any seasoned designer proud.

My favourite pieces from the collection has to be the black and white gown, resembling a bird/flower hybrid...Its this type of awkward grace that I love to see from relatively new designers, an approach to design that is bold and fearless.

You can view more of this collection, as well as the other two collections over at

And If you'd like to see more of Fyodor Golan's work, you can do so over at

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