Saturday, 24 July 2010
i-D online: Katie Eary The Catalk Genius
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Katie Eary: Men and Women
Girls who favour colour and bold print, listen up. Menswear designer Katy Eary has teamed up with Catwalk Genius to launch a womenswear diffusion line.
The critically acclaimed Fashion East designer Katy Eary first took the fashion world by storm when she showed her 'Punked Royal Military' graduate collection from the RCA in 2008. Her animated and macabre aesthetic caught the imagination of super stylists the world over, and was shot on Kate Moss by Mario Testino. With a predilection for abstract concepts and daring motifs her recent references include George Orwell's Animal Farm and Irvine Welsh's The Maribou Stork Nightmares (a/w 2010). A long-standing partnership with menswear stylist Robbie Spencer introduced x-ray skeleton prints and reptile leggings. The Northern-born, London-based designer believes “fashion is a system that relies on a beautiful product at the end, no matter what the starting point".
This July, Katie took part in a publicly funded scheme in partnership with online portal Catwalk Genius to create her debut womenswear collection. She says "some of my clothes are so expensive - this [latest line] isn’t about trying to make loads of money”. Incorporating the eye-catching screen-prints that have inspired countless high street imitations, the new line is set to bring Eary a whole new fan base. Get it while it's hot!
Text Milly McMahon
Image Rebecca Thomas