The latest Designer Collective offering from Oasis launches this week with a collection featuring one of the season’s most interesting and amusing trends: trompe l’oeil, as seen on the autumn/winter 2009-10 catwalks of Comme des Garcons, Stella McCartney, and Viktor & Rolf.
The collection, designed by London College of Fashion undergraduate Rosalind Keep, features oversized T-shirts and racerback vests with dresses jackets and coats drawn on top of the garment, literally “tricking the eye”.
Following the release of the Trompe L’Oeil collection, Book of Charms - by textile designer Vanessa Harrington, will launch in January. Paper Dolls follows in February, designed by a trio of designers from different universities: Jenny Neill from Edinburgh College of Art; Claire McInally from Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design; and Anna O’Neill from West Wales School of the Arts.
The collection, designed to support emerging talent from British universities, launches on Monday in Oasis stores nationwide