Dear Shaded Viewers,
Hailing from New Zealand but based in Berlin, Hermione Flynn showcased an inspiring and desirable collection during the last edition of Fashionclash, twisting classic utilitarian shapes to striking effect. Using noble materials mostly, such as wool, cotton and silk, the designer focused on unisex pieces, which looked chaotic at first but were, in fact, intricately made. Strategically placed hoops and strings meant that the garments were easy to transform and adapt, worn in versatile and individual ways. Flynn balanced her voluminous pieces with cropped mesh tops, echoing 90s culture and frantic ravers. Her outerwear pieces were strong, from oversize wool coats to worker-inspired jackets featuring contrasting stitching. The timeless charm of bleu de travail uniforms seemed to appeal to the designer as well, who stuck to a restrained color palette of black, electric blue, white and stone. Flynn won the KALTBLUT magazine award, which will help promote her brand and increase its visibility abroad.