It is the last day of the London Collection: Mens 2016 autumn winter show, the audience is placed in a white room with a few celebrities sitting in the front row waiting for Katie Eary to present her autumn/winter collection. There is a low hum and clicks of people talking and celebs such as David Gandy, Nick Grimshaw, Oliver Proudlock, Oliver Cheshire, Taboo (from Black Eye Peas) and Dermot O’Leary are being papped.
The atmosphere is filled with excitement and wonder as to what colourful collection will Eary present. The lights dim and the music changes to an upbeat track and the first model is walking down the runway.
Most of Katie Eary’s previous collections have always been eye catchingly bold but this season she taken her autumn/winter ’16 design and focused on a more subtle print hence combining a more harmonious colour scheme.
“I’ve been really keen to develop my print as it's a critical part of my heritage and was compelled to underline what an important part of what I do is print making"
Throughout the collection to highlight a more luxe feel to an eclectic fused motifs, Eary uses black as the key colour which is a first for a colour and print oriented designer.
Katie Eary takes typically masculine patterns such as candy stripe and polka dot and adapts it to her pattern which is printed on silk from Yorkshire and becomes the running story through her collection.
“The whole look I’ve developed is more refined and sophisticated, the colour palette is rich rather than the usual over saturated glossy sheen. The tonality rich colour combined with beautiful, yet dark creatures/motifs, bar the fish, but they do have human eyes - Naturally!"