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Agi & Sam Spring/Summer 2016
June 13, 2015
When starting to design their SS16 collection, Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton’s initial inspiration was the idea of “growing out of child-like fears, the terror of nightmares, prisons and ghosts”. The stars painted on the models faces conjured the thought of dream-like scenarios, but there was nothing scary about this outing for the London duo. Yes, there was the hand-painted pyjama stripes or the denim stripes and oranges reminiscent of prison uniforms, but what Agi & Sam did this afternoon was not only grow out of child-like fears, they grew up as designers too.
Wanting to focus on their core shapes and details, their main aim was to create clothes that they want to wear themselves. There was no novelty to this collection, as we have seen in the past. Detail, down to the thick locker loops on every shirt and jacket, was in abundance and simple shades of blue, brown and white let it speak.
From velvety corduroy to buttery soft leather, boxy shapes and workwear were perfectly executed on zip-up hoodies, wide trousers, coats and faux fur-trimmed Harrington jackets. Leather utitity waistcoats under longline coats and organza shirts with pyjama stripes tied around the waist added more interest to the pair’s strongest collection yet.
Mikael Jack – Fashion Features Editor
(Images: Show Studio)