Nearly two years after its official launch on the world wide web, womenswear label Finery has just followed up its debut Forever Pieces collaboration with a newbie from Isamaya Ffrench.
The part time face painter-turned-seriously in demand make-up artist – boasting an aesthetic that reaches beyond the industry’s furthest corners, her client list extends to the likes of Junya Watanabe, The Theo Adams Company and YSL Beaute – Ffrench and Finery have come up with a five-piece capsule that borrows from 90’s street culture (see the sneakers, the fannypack).
“I’m a very active person with a background in dance and sport, and so something that maximises your ability to move really fascinates me!” explains Ffrench of her intentions for the collection.
“I love wearing heels that feel robust enough that I could potentially do hurdles in them,” she continues, “the sort of hurdles that require running around on shoots! For me, sports equals strength and a sense of gracefulness so I wanted to create something that balanced both of those worlds; I think the collection balances sleekness with an edge of sports punk.”
Toying with proportions by way of marrying oversized fastening details with sleek silhouettes and a mature palette, the full line-up comprises a fur trimmed mule loafer, a refined bucked hat, leather bum bag, sleek sock boot and a sculptured earring set and is modelled (and art directed) above by Isamaya herself; you can grab (order) it from today.