Natalija Mencej. Sound familiar? No? Well get to know, because come fashion week her name will be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Her eclectic collection was recently debuted at the Central Saint Martins graduate show, and in an ever saturated industry where every man and his cousin wants to be a designer, the tradition of simply sending models down the runway in your garms is simply not enough. But tradition is not something Mencej adheres to, as she provided every one of her male models with a little four-legged companion.
It may just have been her preferred pup of choice, but after my over analyzing of the pug I noticed that the rolls and shape to the dog was some what fitting to the silhouette and drape of the chunky knit she had created.
Moving on from these show stopping accessories I would like to mention the show stopping and exquisite craftsmanship of her designs. The colour and fit of the knit shows someone who truly understands textiles. A colour pallet of pastels and maroon was also an interesting choice when approaching styles and shapes of menswear that are more often associated with hip hop – the feminizing of these clothes really helps modernize the genre.
Oversized is a trend often repeated in fashion, however, Mencej has managed to rework it with an enjoyable newfangled edge to it.
Many thanks to Sophie Cull-Candy at Devil’s In The Detail for so kindly writing us this brilliant guest post! Make sure to check out her blog for the latest and greatest in fashion and style!