A Psychedelic Use Of Colour – Fred Butler SS 2012

Fred Butler SS 2012 presentation. The shoes are a collaboration with artist Rosy Nicholas. Picture: Manuel Bischof

An explosion of colours occurred when Fred Butler showcased her Spring Summer 2012 collection ‚Sonic Sinuate Supertemporal Sequestador‘ in her first live presentation showcasing her first commercial line on Sunday at Somerset House.

Continuing her iconoclastic approach to accessories and psychedelic use of colour, props stylist Fred Butler teamed up with amazing Patrick Wolf who did an exclusive four-part sound installation facilitating Fred’s idea of multisensory fashion featuring sound, mood, texture and colour. Colour is ‚the first thing I think about when I wake up. It’s not a forced decision. There’s no logical pattern, it’s not seasonal, it’s just a feeling I have. Sometimes the colour doesn’t come and I have to sit in my dressing-gown and wait for it, which is annoying if I have to be somewhere.‘ says Fred about getting dressed in the Telegraph Magazine.

Fred Butler SS 2012. Picture: Manuel Bischof

Inspired by the forms and fluid movements of creatures that shed their outer shell to reveal luminescent bodies, the collection, styled by Kim Howells, is made of dramatic, voluminous pieces with twisted, ruffled and telescoped circular swirls on hand painted silk.

Fred Butler SS 2012. Organic forms in stark contrast to the angular conformity of previous seasons. Picture: Manuel Bischof

We remember the geometric forms from the fashion film directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock and also styled by Kim Howells showing her Autumn Winter collection ‚Incandescent Meta-morph-incessant‘ – fluorescent origami indeed. Now it’s all about organic shapes, that’s Fred Butler’s idea of Spring Summer.

Fred Butler AW 2011
Fred Butler AW 2011
Fred Butler AW 2011

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