#LondonFashionWeek! The label VIN AND OMI unveiled the SS17 collection in London. Karl Slater went backstage for us to shot some behind the scene photos from the new collection. Vin has a background in sculpture working mainly with experimental materials; he exhibits, and is collected, worldwide. He also is Director of a public art agency and renowned Arts Consultant to many institutions such as the Royal Historical Palaces. Omi started his career as a celebrity, artistic and fashion photographer before co-founded a newspaper in his native Singapore winning awards for his journalistic news coverage. In their first year as an experimental collaboration, the duo were invited to launch Creative London in 2004 under the label Squirky and showed a collection of high end fashion latex garments. They went on to develop a new latex hybrid fabric and accessories range and received an award from The National Endowment for Science and Technology. Vin + Omi soon were working on collections for many fashion labels challenging the concept of wearable fashion and developing the role of latex in wearable collections.
Photography: Karl Slater www.instagram.com/slaterkarl/