Returning to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue, this morning saw a reception held for the designers presenting in the ones to watch exhibition. We spoke to Kirsty Ward showing her second standalone collection, having previously worked at Alberta Ferretti and designing jewellery for her designer boyfriend since leaving St Martins. Kirsty spoke of her desire to interpret things that are not immediately beautiful or appealing and make them more so. This informed a use of "sicky, yucky colours" which actually translated to a soft palette of browns and mustards alongside mesh of white and black that looked far from nauseating. The collection also incorporates jewellery made of items scoured from hardware stores trapped between layers of mesh and neoprene.
Ben Knight Evans