London Fashion Week A/W11: Ada Zanditon @ On/Off

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London Fashion Week A/W11: Ada Zanditon @ On/Off
The collection, aimed at "effortlessly confident, intelligently sexy” women
The collection, aimed at "effortlessly confident, intelligently sexy” women
Last minute adjustments from the designer herself (left)
Last minute adjustments from the designer herself (left)
Punter anticipation. We like big specs.
Punter anticipation. We like big specs.
Nice coat.
Nice coat.
Irises are IN
Irises are IN
Do we spy the influence of the latest Doctor Who in that neck apparel?
Do we spy the influence of the latest Doctor Who in that neck apparel?
How long does this take to do in the morning?
How long does this take to do in the morning?
We heart this
We heart this
Fancy fascinator
Fancy fascinator
Scary, yet smiley
Scary, yet smiley
Transfixed
Transfixed
Quick check in the mirrored lenses
Quick check in the mirrored lenses
Proud and chic parents
Proud and chic parents
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“Antarctica, Robert Falcon Scott and extremophiles” are all stated as influences for this ethical collection from Ada Zanditon, a graduate of London College of Fashion who went on to work with the late, great Alexander McQueen as well as Gareth Pugh before establishing her own label.

Zanditon's presentation at the On/Off Showcase in Victoria House, Bloomsbury projected a catwalk show in film form, followed by time for the crowd to examine the clothes up close on static dummies.

In the absence of live models to shoot, our photographer's eye was drawn to those in attendance. From the fabulous photos we conclude the following are definitely ON:

  • Fancy fascinators
  • Elaborate and/or challenging facial decoration
  • Oversize velveteen bow ties

All photography by Gary Cohen.

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Last Updated 18 February 2011