Sunday, 19 August 2012
Six months on and I haven't stopped raving about Fam Irvoll's incredible Monstermash collection for AW12/13! Having already been intrigued by the Norwegian designer's work I was so excited to find my London Fashion Week invite, featuring an amazing monster illustration, waiting for my in the post. The show itself was mesmerising from the moment the eerie opening music came on and then proceeded into an upbeat soundtrack starting with Ghostbusters.
Kindly invited to the Blow PR press day a few weeks later I was an extremely gleeful bunny to see Irvoll's work hanging and ready for closer inspection, involving such exquisite and creative craftsmanship in creating those spooky monsters. There's so much work gone into creating these garments from the oversized fuzzy knits to the intricate scales of creatures who look ready to chomp if you get too close.
Fam Ivoll's work is so delightfully playful and she translates this aesthetic perfectly into her children's range, Little Cupcakes. I am completely enamoured with her carousel pony print but from dancers to elephants every piece had me wishing the range came in adult sizes too! Oh I might as well face it- I want each and every piece from both ranges and I'm really curious as to what inspiration will strike Irvoll next!