For her on-schedule London Fashion Week debut, Katie Ann McGuigan drew inspiration from the Bosozoku or “Speed Tribe” biker subculture of Japan.
Founded in the 50’s and at its highest in the 80’s and 90’s, this culture was associated with customised motorcycles, jumpsuits adorned with slogans, Japenese hachimaki headbands and surgical masks. It was also inclusive of women and this idea of a powerful all girl underground gang leads the mood for Autumn Winter 2019.
This translates into a collection heavy on print and texture. In a palette of lilac, mint, ochre, navy and jade, Katie Ann McGuigan fuses heavy leathers and light, breezy organzas into a flow of box and inverted pleats.
Classic motorcycle styles are interwoven throughout with the plaid 90’s reference, 80’s leather skirts and dresses and chunky knit. Prints include roses, ginghams, tyre marks and slogans such as ‘Only Night Angels’, or ‘Highway Danger’.
A vibrant and fierce collection!