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Another LFW Review: Prophetik

For the full article & more LFW A/W 2012 coverage, please go to Lionheart Magazine.

Illustration by Emma Block

Words by Helen Martin. Photography by Akeela Bhattay.

I think there is something about a show on Sunday, it’s like a tea party in the labyrinth. Delicious, but there is a small sense of the world being twisted slightly, fantasy becoming real and home’s door, submerged in the forest. I’ve always thought Sunday is a strange and beautiful day. I feel more adventurous and reckless on this day. It’s when sun hit skin from a weekend of frolics, tingles with warmth, feasts are prepared and you feel lost in the thoughts and tree houses of the days just gone, a little instant nostalgia. Not that I’d been hanging about in the elusive sunshine of Great Britain of course, this was London Fashion Week and errr, it was February. I was rushing around the big city, with thoughts of healthy herbal teas and cous cous salads, replaced with extra strength coffees and intricate cakes. But Sunday seems to allow for a more relaxed falling into a designer’s vision, like following the white rabbit.

Incidentally, bright blue skies greeted the morning of Jeff Garner’s, Prophetik show and Forward PR were upbeat as they seated Jeff’s audience. It was with a hop, skip and a jump with which I took my seat, I was very excited at the prospect of a new Prophetik show. He is not only one of the star interviewees in issue one of Lionheart Magazine, but he is also perhaps one of my perfect designers. I am an enormous, grand scale romantic, as well as lover of history, fairy tales, longing/melancholy, poetry and knights on white horses – of course. Thus, Prophetik makes my heart flutter and my desire to get married on a ranch, reach new levels. I had no doubt I would find inspiration for my imaginary wedding in this A/W show, Courtly Love.

Before the show started we were shown a video by the Lawrence Anthony Foundation, sponsors of the show. They are an organisation supporting conservation, education and wildlife rehabilitation. Their aim in 2012 is to stop the ongoing poaching of rhinos, currently threatening the survival of the species. Please click here for more information. After the video, there was silence for some time as the images of mutilated rhinos and the plight of the Lawrence Anthony Foundation reverberated.

Lights down: A violinist stepped out and treated us to vibrant playing. The mood for the show was set; dramatic, wild and yet constrained, a free spirit, dripping in old pearls. She continued to play as the models started to walk out. The first dress is a strapless, full length, cream silk, with a lace overlay that flowed like a little storm from behind. Seeing the model walk away made me think of a Princess abandoning her required protocol, the real treat lay in seeing her beautiful departure.

Prophetik LFW Lionheart Magazine AkeelaBhattayProphetik A/W 2012, Helen Martin, Lionheart Magazine

The dresses continued in their elegance: lace, pearls, creams, pinks – striking, strong and naturally dramatic. Sleeves were puffed and billowing, waists defined and necklines: halter neck, swooping or buttoned up, often adorned in chokers, layered multi jewelled necklaces or resolutely bare.


Of late

Prophetik A/W 2012 LFW

Darling, I’m sorry I have been so vague of late. The driving rain hitting the east wing has meant the west, is almost sunny and dry. I have been sitting there, pondering and working away on several things. Including burrowing away on issue two, which has simply flourished. Oh to release an issue in the sweet spring. I look forward to it and endeavour to update you on the goings on in the west. For now, please indulge in the Lionheart scribes from this February’s A/W London Fashion Week, where I was captivated, as if within the embellishment of a beautiful jacket.

Amelia’s Magazine FASHION POSTS from LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W 2011: No.2 Prophetik

Illustration by Gemma Milly

A long queue waited for me outside of Freemason’s Hall. Initially I considered sauntering in through the door I first came across, but after peering in I discovered that in fact there was only a Vauxhall car in there and a couple of security men. Instead there was the aforementioned queue, just round the corner. I spotted Akeela, Katie and Sarah of Scribble fame in the line and promptly hit them all with my enormous goodie bag from Jena.Theo. As I was excitable, my accompanying movements were erratic and thus the thwacking continued until I decided to destroy the bag and had a look at the contents. Delicious. The standing and nattering continued before our coloured stickers were called forwards. I thanked Amelia power as we were marched straight in and positioned in the second row. Ooo a mini orchestra to the left.

Illustration by Abby Wright

Chat for ages it seems before it all goes dark. Then a blonde bobbed lady came out and started ‘haaaa’ing. More high pitched than Enya, but similarly Lord Of The Rings magical. WHAT to expect. Well, in truth I had an idea, the press sheet announced that this was ‘Artist Wonderment’. This can only mean we are entering the fantasy land of the designer. Happily, as I read on, it would appear that Prophetik have been inspired by all the magic of the past. And I DO so love a good period drama. I quote: ‘The season exudes the freedom from the pretense of being what we would become, fleeing from egotism into the wonderment of an artist.’ Prophetik are very fond of liberty and protection of our world, through being all-sustainable. Tennessee’s Jeff Garner, who designs the fashion lifestyle brand, wants to bring an awareness of the repercussions of the clothing business, to everyone they can reach.

Photo by Matt Bramford