Sibling womenswear, spring 2015 – text by Silvia Bombardini

Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,


Dressing up, rather than down: a sensual pleasure in reverse, thrill, joy and delight, indulgence or some may say, vice. These days when London's even more of a stage, that we happen to find ourselves wonder, between one selfie and the next, why exactly do we do what we do, wear what we wear, and where this curious habit that SIBLING aptly calls "dressing to please yourself" does in fact come from. For quite a few seasons at least, SIBLING's own Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery have wondered. And for spring 2015, the design trio found their muses in the party scene of the 80s, of NYC as seen through the lenses of two gifted young ladies, namely Amy Arbus, and Maripol. One sexy Polaroid by the latter, that for spontaneity, intimacy and flair resonates somehow with our current best Instagram efforts, was the invitation to the show. Titled HOLIDAY CELEBRATE, a peculiar kind of sensuality seemed to be on display: where decadence could imply a downward motion, this kind uplifts. It's the conscious, playful, deliberate choice of sheer, of ribbons, of ruffles and frills, of macram