Christian Cowan-Sanluis – Beverly Hillbillies SS15
She will leave her crops to wither, as the promise of wealth and power draw her from her humble trailer to a cold obelisk of a palace in the hills. But as her visage is obscured by a glittering storm, she finds the crooked teeth of her past tearing into the skin of her back.
Christian Cowan-Sanluis’ SS15 collection ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ is a shimmering tale of trailer park trash turned Beverly Hills housewife and is explorative of how past always affects the present.
Inspired by the 60’s television show of the same name, the collection entertains comedic elements with it’s use of burlap (a material associated more with agriculture than fashion) and introducing the fashion world to a range of brilliantly obscure niche pieces, including a mini dress made entirely of plastic dye packs and glitter coated arse-less chaps.
Golden sprigs of wheat, woven into glorious diadems, replaced pageant queen crowns and other key pieces in the collection played heavily on spring/summer’s “Cowboy’ trend, with oversized cowboy hats and dinky little jackets, crafted out of patchwork burlap or dusted in vibrant blue glitter, present throughout.