Progressive knitwear label Sister by Sibling boldly went where no other designer has gone go before at 10am on Day Two of LFW. Sending a series of thirteen serious full looks down the runway of the Portico Rooms in Somerset House, they trio behind the label showed eye-popping tangerine, hot pink and ocean blue brights with mouse skull and cross bones, leopard prints and shimmering sequin adorned twinsets. Keeping models faces hidden behind Leigh Bowery-esque masks, hardcore disco music blared from the speakers. Blow-up Polaroids of Barbie entitled Test Shots by Alastair Strong formed the backdrop to the show and six Barbies dressed by Sister by Sibling stood proud on their stand in the NEWGEN space. Feeling like a scene straight out of Party Monster, enormous mohair coats, bobbled ski hats and trademark Underground brothel creepers accessorised each outfit and injected a much-loved dose of drama into LFW proceedings. Designers Sid Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCreery kept their risqué signature aesthetic true to that of the brand’s more masculine brother. Even the British Fashion Council scheduled a special bus to ferry in blurry-eyed East End-based fans, including i-D and Barbie, who also wore by Sister by Sibilng. Sibling AW12 took no prisoners but felt dangerous and exciting, a real London label with friends in all the right places.
Text: Milly McMahon
Photography: Mitchell Sams