The Bolzoni and Walsh presentation of their AW 13/14 collection consisted of two incredibly bored looking models sat astride bikes, dressed in black leather jackets, mini-skirts, black opaque tights and platform ankle boots.
The dark-toned collection includes pieces like leather jackets with fleece sections, shift dresses in block colours, stonewashed denim shirt dresses, white tops with one black sleeve and flared mini-skirts with leather sections. Black is the predominant non-colour of the collection and leather is the fabric of choice.
The fashion husband-and-wife duo have been in business together since 2011 and are on their fourth collection as Bolzoni and Walsh. Popular with fashionistas such as Alexa Chung, the designers have been hotly tipped for the past 12 months as ‘ones to watch’. It’s easy to see why someone like Chung likes their clothes – the style is simple and somewhat androgynous. The AW 13/14 collection combines hard leather with girly flared skirts, creating a look that is tough, but still feminine.
Despite the completely uninspiring presentation (to be fair, the models had been sat on their bikes for around four hours by the time I arrived, but come on ladies – strike a pose for the cameras, don’t just sit slumped like life just isn’t worth it anymore), the collection is satisfyingly unfussy, wearable, straight-forward and functional.
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