• Text Lakeisha Goedluck
  • Photography Takanori Okuwaki
  • 10th January 2016

STRIPPED BACK

For the past two seasons, Agi & Sam have been preoccupied with the theme of childhood. Teaming up with the innovative make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench – the duo have sent their models down the runway with faces either painted as a starry night, or obscured by abstract lego masks.  FW16 saw a decided departure from the pair’s usual playfulness, as they presented a sophisticated collection, sans facial adornment.

Flowing silhouettes were on the agenda for the designers this season – it was a lesson in layering, as longline tops cascaded over flared trousers. Palette-wise, they stuck to a minimal base, their oft used shades of taupe and midnight punctuating the collection, from two piece suits to relaxed turtle neck and trouser combos – it was the top layers that garnered the most attention. Bombers with zip detailing, check print jackets with shearling collars and cropped cocoon coats worn by the few female models in attendance left a warming impression.