Using the Vinyl Factory as her backdrop, Clio Peppiatt AW16 presentation depicted Motel Clio. The collection compromised of silk pyjama suits, slips and bomber jackets, cashmere jumpers, faux fur detailing, soft leathers and sequinned party dresses. The overall concept embodied “forging new identities” and an exploration of sexuality within a decadent setting.
Clio Peppiatt showcased a glamourous gothic inspired collection, using a darker palette; black, shades of green, purple and blue whilst the shape of the garments continued to play with modern femininity. The embroidery and appliqués in the form of bold illustrations showcased her signature humour. The ‘Do not disturb’ slogans, motifs, beadwork, heavy detailing and panelling all added to the quirky element to the feminine womenswear.
In order to convey her vision, Clio Peppiatt collaborated with fellow creatives; Francesco Ballestrazzi, who is to thank for the charming Motel Clio berets and playful eye masks. Jewellery designer, Tatty Devine, created the lobby boy badges and the dreamy mini suitcases. The playful, high heel bunny slippers were the handy work of Streetzie.
The models’ hair contained lots of texture, which complemented the texture and diversity of the materials used throughout the collection, whilst the ‘glitter on lip’ makeup was an example of a bold, fun and fearless decision made by the very talented Clio Peppiatt.
Photos: Sarah Brown
Words by: Leanne Roche