Gemma Slack’s Femme Fatal Grows Up.

Jesus how much do I want to look like this? Who wouldn’t want to look like that? Gemma Slack has surpassed herself in her SS:11 collection. I wrote last week that my darker side would like to be clad in GS, but having just seen her SS:11 collection, my 50’s floral frock collection is no longer cutting the mustard at all (is this called growing up?).

Since starting her label in 2009 Gemma Slack’s designs have a won a cult following, thanks to her unquestionable talent in combining an avant garde aesthetic with an progressive female sensibility. Attracting the attention of celebrities such as Rihanna,Daphne Guinness and Madonna.

Her designs have won her commissions from revered musicians and designers – including; Karl LagerfeldBlack Eyed Peas and Kate Nash.

Expanding upon her signature black palette, Slack’s current season introduces warm pinks and purples whilst maintaining her dark aesthetic.  Colour is introduced through Slack’s experimental prints, of the nude female form,(the results of a collaboration with Photographer Kristin Vicari) and from the tone and depth of bruises on pale skin, making for a contemporary take on the traditional spring/summer palette.
Figures appear to dance across layers of organza and silks, evoking a dream like quality, yet on closer inspection, create an unnerving spectacle, combining raw beauty with the macabre.
Accessories in the form of delicate printed head scarves, leather bonnets and vibrant earrings, add a fresh youthful dynamic and summery twist to the collection.
A collaboration with renowned Milliner Noel Stewart, the  continuation of her men’s range and the introduction of swimwear completes  new collection.

Gemma’s clothes are stocked in Machine A in London, Debut in New York, Blxxkk in Tokyo and CANDY in Tokyo, and is available for private commissions.


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