A-Jane is inspired by Neue Musik, a genre of music from Central Europe which focuses on combining new sounds and forms in a radical tonality which lacks rhythm. Similarly, the garments had clashing colours and silhouettes that were free of structure and yet well curated.
The five lines on a music sheet were the key inspiration behind the whole collection and this was reflected through the linear shapes and angles created in every design. The silhouettes were not typically fluid to show freedom of expression but were highly tailored, with curves and graphic stripes seen in shirts, puffy skirts and layered pieces. The trousers had distinctive details such as elongating panels, a singular vertical ruffle and uneven hemlines.
The looks were completed with simple slip-on shoes, however one standout look included a yellow shoe-sock with furry detailing. More accessories came in the form of bags; a huge asymmetric clutch bag looked spacious enough to hold a laptop whilst formal answers to bum bags were provided in attractive shades of green. The hair was styled flat, unevenly pinned and tied in the back, while some models sported hexagonal hats. The most eye-catching element of the collection was the unique graphic earrings in white, yellow and black, complimenting the bold eye make-up and nude lips.
The relaxed presentation soon took a turn when the models picked up mundane objects like velcro, beads, sticky tape and sandpaper to make sounds with no rhythm. It was a music performance in the most non-traditional way which created an ambience that interestingly took the focus away from garments for a while. The models performed one by one on the microphone, composing different music with every item. As is usual with A-Jane, the agenda was to intertwine fashion and music, and she certainly succeeded.
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Text: Pinanki Shah
Images: Pinanki Shah & Angie Farrell