Clothes printed with artist Richard Woods’ woodgrain graphics featured in this week’s Spring Summer 2014 show by London fashion studio Sibling.
Woods‘ signature timber-like designs patterned garments and were echoed on the wall at the start of the catwalk.
The collection also included knitted sportswear, comprising panels of circular links and diamond lattices used to make shorts, three-quarter-length trousers and deep V-necks.
Thick black seams, collars, cuffs and hems created outlines around sections coloured in saturated shades of pink, purple, blue and green, taken from the 1961 movie West Side Story.
The use of line was meant to reference the title sequence of West Side Story, designed by American graphic designer Saul Bass who was recently honoured with an animated Google doodle. “Bass is the king of creating narrative through the sparse use of lines,” said Sibling.
One fine-knit pink jumper, with black bands across the shoulders and around the tops of dropped sleeves, billowed around the hips and wrists.
Blue leopard print was used for a bomber jacket and shorts in one outfit, then for an unbuttoned sleeveless jacket and cropped trousers in the next.
Various shades of denim were worn over shirts and shorts, which were printed with female figures or fists grasping jagged arrows.
Towards the end of the show, blue tracksuits emblazoned with stars depicted an “S” on the back of a hooded top and the front of a sleeveless sweatshirt.
Unusually, the designers encouraged models to smile as they paraded the attire during London Collections: Men, the city’s menswear-only fashion event, earlier this week.
Sibling’s mens collection last season included oversized knitted accessories.