Bright Young Thing Alex Noble created for his debut collection a live fashion sculpture that was on display yesterday at St. Martins Hall in the Crypt to sounds by Hannah Holland. Styled by Anna Trevelyan, the Soft Death collection is mysterious and beautiful in every aspect and of excellent couture.
Opulent layering, rich beading and embroidery enwrapped themes of anatomy and surgery. Every now and then a skull or lungs glistened among the sumptuous fabrics in nude, creme, white, rose and dark green. Very atmospheric the event couldn’t have been placed better.
Lady Gaga is one of his best clients, apart from red carpet pieces Noble has created album covers and tour costuming for pop queen II. As I got to know yesterday, he is also creative director and curator of my fav club Dalston Superstore.
The buying and creative teams at Selfridges have scoured the UK to find the most creative and exciting new names from the worlds of fashion and art. The Bright Young Things are 25 outstanding creators including several fashion and accessories designers, jewellers, milliners, set and prop designers, one illustrator and an art collective, The John Hour.