LFW A/W 2011: The Rodnik Band

The Rodnik Band, headed by British designer Philip Colbert, is not your average fashion label, something we discovered when we attended their ‘presentation’ in a London art gallery.

Taking inspiration from contemporary artists, such as Andy Warhol, Colbert’s collection was quite unlike anything we’d seen before. Live models paraded the room, posing on podiums throughout the night, before performing as ‘The Rodnik Band’.

We finally managed to grab Colbert for a few moments, in between singing performances and mingling, to talk about his collection and ask: ‘What exactly is The Rodnik Band?’

Explain the concept of the label.
“It’s a satirical pop band, presenting fashion as a mixture of music and art. I like the element of fun in fashion.”

Which is your favourite piece in your collection.
“I think it would have to be the lobster dress or the cigarette dress.”

What are your plans for after London Fashion Week?
“We’re going to be taking the collection to Paris and hopefully sell as many pieces as we can.”


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