Aleisha Whitson (up and coming fashion journalist) sent this to me, she'd written it for Uni in the shadow of Suzy Menkes. I think it's brilliant. Read on.
EDGELEY’s latest Autumn/Winter 2014 collection creates a stretch for warmth but true to Edgeleys name springs back to spandex. Rock n’ roll glam punk meets everyday comfort in materials for the
collection Jungle Baby. Not letting go of any sass, designs scream for those who aren’t afraid of their body contours in high definition, always with a bit of cheek and humour, with the Edgeley staple heart slapped across the bum.
Furthermore, inspiration for the Strawberry Leotard, Flo-Jo aka Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, an American athlete, who is considered the fasted woman in the world, aka 6-inch fuchsia nails, the metallic one-legged leotards that she designed herself and named "athletic negligees." Flo-Jo’s’ glam, spandex look crossed with the all girl pop music group Josie and the Pussycats, who toured the world getting involved in mysteries.
Edgeley holds a punk 80’s party girl aesthetic, with a bit of classic elegance in the fit, the designer Alice was previously head seamstress for Christopher Kane in London. Edgeley, completes all garments in store (quaint studio separated by curtain in shop) and takes pride in her sewing, with beautifully finished pieces. The range saw orange, pink, black, gold creating a pop jungle, rather than the lush green you’d imagine in a real jungle, baby. The usual statement Edgeley fabrics of velvets, crushed and stretch, ‘high quality spandex’ pairing with pieces of viscose, pure silk organza and wool to break to up the palate added a more breathable, comfortable touch.
As always true to her fruitful nature of design, she incorporates her own personal style of elegant glam, pink patch hair, and that of her loyal companion, Rupert the little black poodle.