After last season’s alliance with commerciality, the Sibling trio returned to form with a show that was more about the spectacle than just clothes. Joe Bates said that the collection was inspired by “all those teens who feel like outsiders — the punks, the rockabillies, the Goths — and huddle together to find a place to belong.
“The two main motifs were things that are relevant to all youths: hair and spots,” he added.
That translated to intarsia leopard spots in black, red and yellow in knitted separates; or large black frayed spots affixed to a chubby T-shirt and short sweatpants made of a lavender fur-effect knit.
Elsewhere, long acrylic hair had been knitted into androgynous dresses and skirts, while the two closing looks — giant red raffia pom-pom get-ups — trumpeted Sibling’s renewed commitment to experimentation and showmanship.