Insane for Neurotica's Black Label
Backtracking a bit...As mentioned previously my first order of the day at fashion week in London was to stop at London a la Mode's pop-up showroom in Soho, which is where I got to see those fantastic pieces from Rachel Freire. In fact everything presented at the event was a dream, including Neurotica's softly tailored collection for A/W 2009 of original print custom woven silk jersey pieces that could instantly become the clothes you live in. They were so soft I couldn't keep my hands off them, I wanted to buy some then and there. And if I wasn't in such a panic to get to Somerset House I was going to track down a piece or two.
For spring, Neurotica's Black Label collection 'Week of Wonders' draws upon fairytale imagery to create romantic and playful dresses with a bit of handsewn origami detail to bring the cicada wings to life. The illustrations are handdrawn and all pieces are handprinted in London. These are feel-good clothes through and through.
Neurotica has collaborated with designer Gemma Marissa who has created a series of one-off handknit and crochet accessories which you can see styled with the outfits. Here's a preview for A/W 2010 (more things you want to touch):
And more images from Neurotica's Black Label collection - do you not want to put these dresses on immediately?