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GEORGIE’S REVIEW: VAL KRISTOPHER SS21

Wed 23 Sep 10:28 am

Val Kristopher, known for his garment deconstruction, presented a look-book film this season entitled ‘What’s Left of Manchester.’ The film takes us on a guided tour of the collection, showing casting and styling as models tour the space. Filmed on a continual loop, much like Burberry earlier this week, we see model morph into a different model and flip, from sofa to make-up station.

An ode to Manchester and its evolution over the years, Kristopher‘s collection was split into two. The first paid homage to the colourful life of Manchester, it’s diverse tastes coming through in the orange rusted jumpers, rose tracksuits and deep-V knitted cardigan co-ord.

The other, was slightly more refined, pulling its aesthetic from Manchester’s typically grey skies. Blush silken shirts, dark long-line parkas and a slogan bell-sleeve fleece, all felt like a homage to a misty industrial city. As is usual with Val Kristopher, there’s always more than meets the eye, and with flipped brand patches, rough hemlines and contrast stitching throughout, that was certainly the case with this collection too.