In the fashion circuit, Collina Strada were one of those brands where - if you knew, you knew. Seemingly reflective of our bizarre times, designer Hillary Taymour travels us back to the 90s, marrying the real world with fantasy in an Animorphs inspired collection titled Collina-mals for F/W 2021.
Safe to say if you were a child of the 90s or early 00s, the book series Animorphs needs very little introduction. Partnering with the illustrator of the Animoprhs series David Burroughs Mattingly and in collaboration with Charlie Engman and Freeka Tet - the new collection has Collina Strada morphing her star cast into reptiles, cats, birds and insects - unapologetically challenging the audience to rethink what a fashion presentation means and needs to look like in 2021.
With a high energy level soundtrack scored by David Proust as a back drop, creative director and designer Hillary Taymour goes beyond our wildest dreams and truly breathes new meaning to what inclusivity and diversity needs to look like within the fashion industry. Honouring people from all different walks of life and casting models from all different corners in diversity, Taymour offers us both a collection and presentation that is hand in hand transparent, honest, progressive and sustainable.
View the entire F/W 2021 presentation and collection on Collina Strada.