Autumn Winter 2013 collection
by Eilish Macintosh

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Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

Central Saint Martins graduate Eilish Macintosh showed outfits tied up with knotted lengths of rope at the institution's show during London Fashion Week.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

White ropes were wrapped around simple, black floor-length gowns and knotted in various places to give form and create a monochrome graphic effect.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

"I started trying to make textiles or garments that are more like jewellery, with the separate rope pieces and solid ceramic elements cast into the garments," Macintosh told Dezeen. "[The collection] was based on traditional pacific jewellery, bondage and in particular the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki, and Eduardo Paolozzi sculpture."

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

Lengths tied around the head obscured models' vision, while noose-like necklaces hung down the front or back.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

The loose ends of the cords were left to trail and whip around the feet of the models as they moved down the runway.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

Some of the jersey dresses had full-length sleeves, while others left arms exposed.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

A number of outfits had holes in the fabric edged with white ceramic elements, positioned above the navel, close to nipples and at the base of the spine.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

Macintosh was awarded the L’Oreal Bursary Award for her collection, which was shown alongside work by other graduates from London's Central Saint Martins art and design college.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

We've featured a few Central Saint Martins graduate projects on Dezeen, such as one collection of body jewellery made from bent wood and another formed from plastic bubbles and tubes.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

More collections from London Fashion Week include Sister by Sibling's over-sized crocheted accessories and dresses patterned with bridge trusses by Mary Katrantzou.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

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Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Eilish Macintosh

  • http://www.georgehollander.com George

    Please tell me the first thing that pops into your head about this posting. Bondage?

    • nicey

      And/or auto asphyxiation.

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Kate Austin

    Disturbed!

  • douglas

    Whatever connotation people infer from this, it’s still clever. Very original.

  • mathilda

    Quite the international splash. As someone only casually interested in fashion, I haven’t heard of any other newcomers from London Fashion Week.

  • John Appleton

    These all look like a sack with holes in and a piece of white rope around the neck.