In what may well be one of the more pleasant surprise shows and hands down winners at London’s 2012 Autumn/Fall collections, Robyn Coles seems to have hit on a winner.
Cheekily choosing to send out her models in nothing but their natural state of undress and of course her hats, the designer shamelessly (and really one must applaud her) set out to get as much press as possible for her daring.
Opined the designer: ‘As an unknown designer you have to find ways of getting people to your show. I wanted to use different models and different sizes. I’m a big believer in that. With accessories like hats it doesn’t mater what size or shape you are.’
All the hats are felt for autumn/winter so they are ideal for winter weddings and races. Winter hats don’t have to be monochrome.’
With 4 models being used for the show, including the actor and comedian Jeff Leach (and of course you can see the humor in all of this….) one of the models who was reportedly more than happy to participate was the very pregnant former Miss Wales, Sophia Cahill.
With Ms Cahill well into the final trimester of her pregnancy, the designer is said to have wanted to include Cahill because it is so rare to ever see pregnant women on the catwalk.
Reflected Ms Coles: “She was one person I knew would be more than happy to get her kit off.
“I thought it would be nice she would be pregnant for the show. You never see that kind of thing in fashion.”
No word whether next years collection will be shown naked yet….
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