Beat Poet is an Australian label with no interest in following any dictated trend. From their self-described “cold, reductionist” clothing, to their fascination with decadent subculture, designers Ed von Bertouch and James St. Johnson have a strong vision that often deviates from the rest of the fashion world. This attitude carries through from their clothing to their innovative runway shows. Rather than the conventional seasonal presentations, the label produces one show per year, divided into two parts, beginning with the spring/summer line and ending with autumn/winter. For their 2010 presentation at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, a traditional runway was replaced by a path on the floor illuminated from above, guiding models as they walked out from behind a wall of LED lights and a lone glowing ring. The collection, entitled “Form Zero,” intended to trace the sartorial “zero of form,” a mathematical term alluding to the designers’ geometric approach to the shape and silhouette of each piece. The clothing itself, set against a rock and electro soundtrack, was sharp and comprehensive, ranging from sheer shirts to heavily-contsructed vests, and even a few appearances from drop-crotch harem pants. See the full show below, from start to dramatic finish.
See the video after the jump.
Source: For Tomorrow