The sheer joy and magic of playing dress-up is what Joe Bates, one third of the Sibling design trio (which also includes Cozette McCreery and Sid Bryan), stated as what he hoped their work as a brand reflected. This was certainly evident in their S/S15 show which, inspired by the street style of 80’s New York as shot by Amy Arbus and Maripol, featured ra-ra skirts reincarnated as ball gowns, shoulder padded skirt suits and oversized Madonna-esque hair bows worn like bunny ears. However, the collection was far from being comical, and the trio’s fine craftsmanship steered the show away from being too much like a fancy dress box raid, what shone through was simply the designers’ unabashed love of clothes.

Words by Angelica Mandy

Photography by Corrine Noel


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