The fashion industry is swamped with the continuous influx of designers, new comers, re-entries, comebacks and dazzling originals. It begs the question, who is your favourite designer name. Ever since I researched Felder Felder for my art a-levels I have been in love with their design aesthetic; rock and roll chic, leather luxe, silver studs, grunge garden and tactile texture. The Felder Felder brand was started mid 2000's by twin german sisters whilst studying at Central St. Martins, and boy did they hit the mark.
Their S/S11 lookbook is a clear demonstration of the signature androgynous style. The above images manage to give grunge, a typically harsh look, a softer sexy appeal.
Their SS12 collection is another intense collage of punk-kitten glamour. Nothing is more appealing than the push and pull of hard colours and studs over soft fabrics and quirky cool textures. Although the cost of one of their pieces will set most of us back four months rent they have an entry price point of around £125 for their leather accessories.
This studded, red leather cuff is available at Browns (also online) and is £125, which is on my christmas wish list.
Their unique aesthetic is mimicked on the highstreet, topshop being a core copy cat. and getting that signature look is easy. Leather skirts with panelling details (see H&M) are a great and easy way to enter this new image with a bang! accessorise with a gold or silver studded leather belt. Tights are another great way to 'jazz up' an outfit, Giles now has a collection available at Newlook and online, in which black panels are featured (entry price point being £12)
So I put it to you, GO STUD YOURSELF.