LFW A/W 2012 Day 3: Prophetik by Jeff Garner

Earlier that day on a bright but hazy morning we headed to the beautiful Freemasons Building in Holborn to check out Prophetik’s show. And what a treat it was. Bright, clean and fresh it was the perfect way to start the day. With a live violinist soloing on the runway, models strutted their stuff in Garner’s romantic renaissance gowns, pretty party dresses and courageous kilts.

No stranger to London Fashion Week this Nashville, Tennessee eco-designer creates beautiful, intricate pieces that last a lifetime and most importantly are sustainable and chemical free. With his ‘low-impact’ philosophy Garner uses organic, earth grown dyes and favors hemp and cactus silk, recycling and reusing materials to create wearable works of art.

For Autumn/Winter Garner has created a fashion fairytale for the modern age. Inspired by Princess Grace and the tale of the princess and the stable boy dresses were ruffled, pleated and corseted in soft pastel shades while the boys took to the runway in riding boots, daring kilts that featured patchworks from Garner’s own grandmother’s quilts and Regency inspired tailoring.

Silhouettes were long and flowing with empire waists fit for a princess alongside signature cut mini dresses featuring individual prints or bustier inspired paneling.

While ruching, delicate lace and gold button hardware add romantic detailing as floral and check patterns bring a modern twist.

This unique collection for Autumn/Winter brings all at once fresh yet wistful pieces to get swept away in.

Words: MARISSA BAXTER

Images: courtesy of Forward PR