It was all fun and games at Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman’s show. The London-based Israeli-Latvian duo — the winners of this season’s Premium Young Designers Award in women’s wear — brought a vibrant rainbow to the Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin on the final day. Their women’s collection was inspired by Eighties and Nineties teenage playfulness, with the entire palette comprised of neon colors and prints of things such as screensaver-distorted images of cars.
The lineup played with the digital age’s exaggeration of everything. There were eye-catching layered and ruffled sheer organza skirts and jackets with neon silicon prints of small cars and flowers as well as neon-dyed python baseball jackets that looked like plastic. Mesh Marlene pants were paired with ruffled sweaters, and HotPants and pleated skirts were worn with sporty tanks, plasticlike plateau heels and bright stockings — girly and sporty elements mingling in a burst of colors. There were hardly any wearable looks, but it was all fresh and funky.