In a quiet street behind Soho, up an extremely narrow staircase, we found ourselves peering into one of the former studios at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, where Miuniku’s AW16 line was being showcased.
The long, white room was filled with hanging panels and clothes, with models interspersed between them. Everything was gently swaying in the breeze, providing a sense of movement to the scene that, combined with the depth and observational nature of the space, created a feeling that we’d just stumbled across a different world.
The clothes themselves were simple in design. Structured jackets, asymmetric skirts and fitted jumpers adorned the room in a sophisticated colour palette of primary brights with earthy undertones. It was the detail of each piece that really stood out; each was made up of panels of different shapes and textures in contrasting colours, inspired by geographical elements, such as lines on maps and mountainous terrain. Zips also were integral to the collection, perhaps alluding to the earth’s fault lines, and once again, oversize pockets were added to the clean silhouettes – a surefire trend for AW16.
Sister design team behind the brand, Tina and Nikita, have created an intriguing and appealing collection, playing with the classic styles that we know and love to create something new.