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London-based designer and RCA graduate, Katie Roberts-Wood, presented the SS17 collection of her namesake label, ROBERTS | WOOD in London this week. An artsy, high-brow affair, Roberts-Wood took everyday, nondescript garments — tunic dresses, smocks and the like — and elevated them with dramatic silhouettes. Frills exploded out of dresses’ sides, smocks ballooned out at the bottom and oversized ribbons were wound tight round sleeves.

A low-key (read: virtually non-existent) palette made sure that Roberts-Wood’s adventurous silhouettes and dramatic forms did the talking, here. It’s a dreamy, theatrical abstraction of everyday clothing — the sort of thing COMME des GARCONS and Craig Green are so loved for. With a collection this strong, it looks like ROBERTS | WOOD is, much like Craig Green, well on its way to becoming a permanent fixture on London’s avant-garde fashion scene.

For more of this sort of dreamy, avant-garde interpretation of clothing, check out Craig Green’s quite frankly stunning FW16 collection.

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