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Boudicca Couture

The English fashion label's earthquake-inspired Spring 2012 collection

by Isabelle Doal in Style on 12 October 2011

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In keeping with their commitment to the ongoing intermingling of fashion and art, British design duo Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby of Boudicca recently presented their Spring 2012 collection alongside a performance of Mike Figgis' "Just Tell the Truth." Continuing to evolve, the label still follows the artistic roots first planted in 1997, when they showed their collections exclusively in galleries.

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Boudicca worked with two ballet dancers and a pianist on the event, which showcased fluid, semi-transparent neon leggings and dresses against a backdrop of sketches on canvas.

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Broach and her partner, citing inspiration from tectonic motion and massive collisions, focused on the idea that "nothing is solid." Such abstract notions translate to clothing in bursts of acid green on black, crinkled collars in sophisticated silhouettes and metallic-threaded fabrics showing the wearer's movement in how they crease. Elegant evening dresses feature soft, black Lurex, and sharply-tailored asymmetry in blouses with only one sleeve and jagged hemlines reflect a "glitch" concept.

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Boudicca sells from Barneys New York and online at Project No. 8.

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