I never know what to expect from Unique. The SS11 show really failed to impress me but fast forward to AW12 and I was all over the dalmatian print and Cruella De Vil silhouettes. For SS12, the invitation was adorned with a photo of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra so I was expecting something reminiscent of the Minimarket show I saw in Stockholm last month… It wasn’t.
It was however heavily influenced by Ancient Egyptian iconography and the designers used all the symbols and colours liberally. While on the whole it was a little too “Heavy Night in Dalston/Efes” for me, I really enjoyed some of the silhouettes and the pieces taken individually are quite interesting. I especially liked the swimsuits with esoteric prints.
A whole part of the collection seemed to be dedicated to pink mermaids or My Little Pony as in the middle of the black, gold and blue, as if out of nowhere emerged a few pink shimmery silhouettes. The pink dress with gold bodice got me nodding in appreciation.