Boneyards, bikes and babes

Take a ride down to Mimi-wood.

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Young British-American designer and latest Fashion East recruit Mimi Wade has a wild Hollywood spirit in her heart—perhaps thanks in part to her grandma “Grammy” Pammy, who starred in 1958 cult thriller The Blob. Wade’s Central Saint Martins graduate collection was an homage to horror heroines like Pammy, taking inspiration from films like Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Thing.

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Spring/summer 16 brings us kitsch designs made for girls on motorcycles—think: oversized crystals, lace and signature hand-painted prints that resemble “free-floating panels from a comic book”, all rocked by a hot line-up, including new favourite model on the block, Moffy. Hey, forget Hollywood, let’s take a ride down to Mimi-wood.

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www.mimiwade.com

By Maarten Heuver

Photography: Bella Howard

 

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