That piano you've probably seen plonked on Gaga's head, or that latex dress you've seen Rhianna writhing around in, most probably came from the Haus of Blow*.
Last Thursday I popped into Blow PR's press day to see what outrageous AW11 fashion fancies awaited me... and yep, the refreshing leaders of the alternative pack didn't leave me disappointed:
(2. William Wilde, 3. Little Shilpa, 4 & 5. Flik Hall, 6. Ekaterina Kukhareva, 9. Underground, 10. Claudia Ligari, 12. Hassan Hejazi, 13. Bryce Aime)
I have to hand it to Blow. Without agencies like them supporting avant-garde talent, fashion would be a numbingly boring and generic place. Concept stores like Machine-A, stylists like Anna Trevelyan and genius fashion-hybrid concepts, such as Charlie Le Mindu's haute coiffure would be few and far between.
I mean honestly, who doesn't need a dose of latex or studs in their life...?
*Technically there's no Haus, but it does't stop their designers from being a pretty rad collective!