Since fashion label Flik Hall hit the scene in 2009, the amount of press attention has been on-going. A graduate of Central St. Martins with work experience from House of Holland and Marios Schwab under her belt, it would appear that Hall was already on her way to success. With publications including Grazia, Vogue Turkey and Elle US featuring her designs it’s no wonder the SS 2012 collection has been surrounded by hype and for good reason.
The latest collection is unique and unusual, focused on the ethereal look of cacaelia (half octopus, half human). Tentacle-like patterns splattering and panelling the layered silk gowns and leather shift dresses, give an eerie yet tough feel to the edgy label. Playsuits and jumpsuits in swirling prints of nude and muted tones with harsh cut-outs to reveal pure flesh, bring sea-like connotations to the waters of the human eye.
Bringing in a touch of shock appeal, an electric blue structured blouse and a pair of jodhpur-style trousers shake up the rhythm of the aquatic theme, giving variety to the mix.
With luxury and innovative fabrics featured within the range, from neoprene (most commonly used for wetsuits) to sheer chiffon the oxymoron of incorporating stronger materials with the more delicate reinforces the true hybrid direction of this otherworldy designer.
Flik Hall puts sea sick out of the picture and sea cool into the waves of the fashion world.