Against the backdrop of Fashion Scout’s new venue at Victoria House, designer Alice Jane brought us “Perception”; a collection that challenged the norms of both compositional structure and fashion.
Experimenting with avant-garde and asymmetric silhouettes, SS20 for A-Jane gave us a futuristic aesthetic with the addition of 3D pleating throughout the collection, including accessories that replicated sound waves and statement separates. A colour palette of lemon yellows, warm orange tones, and royal blues was offset with matte silver treatments and abstract painterly spots in black and white. Her bold hues and specially designed graphic prints were presented alongside crisp neutrals in primarily cotton textiles.
A-JANE’s design methodology is intriguingly unrestricted, using a mélange of linear forms, shapes, structures, and silhouettes throughout the collection alongside sculptural pleats and voluminous draping techniques.
We saw oversized bib collars on crisp cotton shirting paired with asymmetric hemlines, blouson sleeves in monochrome painterly prints, and artfully pleated paperbag-waist shorts, alongside clashes of bold hues throughout the collection.
Crayon-brights in royal blues, warm reds, and canary yellows contrasted with bold geometric shapes, pared back tailoring, and oversized structures, in a collection of abstract and avant-garde silhouettes intended to challenge the perception of the viewer.
LUCIE DHOG | WRITER
JAIMIE WYLIE | PHOTOGRAPHER