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Poltock & Walsh
Metropolitan Pavilion
September 10, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Yosra El-Essawy



British design stars Katie Walsh and Fiamma Poltock might be relatively new to the scene, but their edgy creations have taken the fashion world by storm. This duo showed their spring 2008 collection in the Metropolitan Pavilion and the line successfully mixed a hard rock n’ roll vibe with ethereal prettiness. This diverse combination of texture, color, and fabric was a bold move that worked in harmony to create twenty-six unforgettable looks.

Everything about the line was fierce, but the clothing never felt too aggressive. The twirl skirts were simply breathtaking – the detail in the workmanship was exquisite. These skirts were highly sculptural, and not what one would consider practical. However, it is still easy to imagine traipsing down the street in these must-have iconic pieces. Mixing beautiful artistry with wearable clothing, now that truly is a feat!

The sexy black garters combined with colourblocking made bold statements on the runway. And the nude skinny jeans were a refreshing twist on what has quickly become an overdone look. The layered Y dresses and sheer underwear dresses were undeniably provocative, but again, the designers showed restraint. Everything was deliberate, but nothing was overdone.

The Poltock & Walsh line was impressive, and the Henri Bendel 100 Birthday skirt was the piece de résistance. Throughout the collection, the designers used a neutral color base with bright bursts of pink, yellow, aqua, and green. The eye catching jewelry provided by Philippa Holland enhanced the clothing. The line was well thought out, and the pieces moved well on the runway.


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