Our Sexclusive Party Dress

JUST DROPPED

Full speed ahead with the Accelerator Dress in Nude, exclusive to Antipodium.com

Drape yourself in this silk organza party dress, nipped in at the waist with a turquoise metallic belt.

The dress has a billowing skirt and discreet panels to inject the overall simplistic shape with some energetic volume. 

Get in the fast lane with this semi-translucent beauty and watch out for the speed cameras. 

Shop the Accelerator Dress in Nude (only available at Antipodium.com).

Posted by Danielle Scott



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tune-up with Top Gear

JUST DROPPED

Get ready for one sweet ride with Antipodium's Pre-Fall Collection 2013! For Top Gear, Creative Director Geoffrey J. Finch draws from a series of influences: the industrial design of Marc Newson; the hyper-sexuality of Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!; the bashed- up beauty of John Chamberlain’s car crash sculpture; and a reimagining of a traditionally male domain – the garage, complete with greased axles, tightening nuts and saucy pin-ups.

Using masculine staples, re-panelled into hyper-feminine shapes, Top Gear creates a high speed collision of workwear and refined, delicate design. This season continues our adroit collaboration with design duo Craig & Karl. Their Dashboard print – over inky navy silk crepe de chine – presents polka dot speedometers with the needle way up in the red (and hides a few auto-erotic surprises in the detail). 

So whether it’s the Intersection Coat in leopard tapestry (adopted early by Alexa Chung and Lauren Laverne), or the Accelerator Dress in organza contrasted with crumpled foil sash seat belt - be quick or they’ll be gone in 60 seconds.

Shop Top Gear and follow our seasonal mood board on our Tumblr.

Posted by Davina Collas


Saturday, July 06, 2013

Introducing Resort 2014

FIRST LOOK

For Resort 14, Geoffrey J. Finch lures you deep into the forest for The Teddy Boys’ Picnic, a debauched gathering of devilish playmates who dress up, show off, and frolic and fumble their way until dawn. The collection explores the revelry of childhood, the artifice of teenage naivety, and the delicious hedon-ism of youth via a palette of kawaii pastels, graphic monochrome and the fantastical Picnic print by London-based artist Russell Maurice.


Look 2: Cry Baby Dress


Look 14: Bear Hug Pullover & Babycakes Skirt


Look 17: Woody Biker, Shiner Bodice & Woody Pencil

Discover more of the collection here.

Posted by Samantha Lim.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Hi-tech show soundtrack
by Lauren Laverne

ANTI-FRIENDS

Fembots and futurism, hi-tech perfection and the construction of beauty - our Spring Summer 13 collection deals with technology and the body, aesthetic science and some rather sensual cyborgs.

To compliment our London Fashion Week catwalk show, Antipodium collaborated with DJ/presenter/gal  extraordinaire Lauren Laverne. Fusing the mix of concepts into sound, Lauren's curated playlist sonically nips, tucks and tweaks the relationship between beauty, the body, architecture and technology.

Sunbeam Melts the Hour – RM Hubbert
Her Fantasy – Matthew Dear
Do You Remember – Ane Brun

Posted by Samantha Lim.


Friday, June 07, 2013

SASS UP WITH OUR SUMMER SALE!

JUST DROPPED

Sass up for Summer with our end of season sale! 

Enjoy Resort and Spring Summer 2014 collections up to 30% off. 

If you've had your eyes on some new apparel acquisitions, be sure to set sale now.


Posted by Samantha Lim.


Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Making of: the Anti-P Skin

THE STUDIO

The creation and process behind Pernilla Ohrstedt's Anti-P Skin, our show opener during London Fashion Week's SS13 season. Contracting and retracting like a voluptuous skin, the screen is made of more than 10,000 rigid Fresnel lens tiles that act like pixelators, distorting the models bodies as they approach the catwalk.

Pernilla's original sketch of the Anti-P Skin.

Posted by Samantha Lim.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Resort 2014 Preview

FIRST LOOK


A sneaky preview of our Resort 2014 collection. Stay tuned as we reveal full looks in the coming days!

Posted by Samantha Lim.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

An Antipodium Week, In Pictures

THE STUDIO

Images from top left: A glimpse into the Antipodium archives; Melanie Watkins in the Lounge Lover Blouse in Double Digits; Chaos in the studio as we sample our next collection; On set for our Resort 2014 look book shoot; A preview of the collection; Pile of Piggy #idol; Dream babe Alice Hawkins in the Radial Skirt; SS10's sensual Limbs print by Craig Redman; Pernilla Ohrstedt's genius headpieces.

Follow Antipodium on Instagram.

Posted by Samantha Lim.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Between the natural and artificial with Pernilla Ohrstedt

ANTI-FRIENDS


For Spring Summer 2013, our collaborators include artists at the forefront of future-facing disciplines.

Innovative set styling and accessories that transform and sculpt the head were developed for the collection by Swedish-born designer, Pernilla Ohrstedt.

Known for her experimental work across the fields of architecture, art and product design, she's also one half of the duo behind the Coca-Cola Beatbox Pavilion at London Olympic Park. So it's no surprise that she's been shortlisted as Emerging Woman Architect of the Year by Architects Journal and named as a "New Talent" by the Guardian.

Described by Pernilla as creating "a tension between the natural and artificial", the architectural headpieces were given a tick of approval by Wallpaper* who listed them in their 2013 Design Awards.

On her most recent visit to Anti Towers, we caught up with Pernilla for a cultured chat...


Many of your projects are interdisciplinary rather than just architecture. You blend in experimental art, design, music and now fashion. How do you see fashion influencing architecture and vice versa?

I would like architecture to adopt the sense of wit and performance that exists in fashion. In an industry that reinvents itself 4 times a year there is an incredible intensity in the design process that I envy and try to emulate in my own work.


What was the inspiration and process of creating the Anti-P Skin screen for the catwalk show?

The starting point was a butcher’s chainmail - a piece of clothing that both protects and sensually hugs the body.
 
Instead of stamped metal tiles I used 10,000 Fresnel lenses specially cut and connected in a way to allow the screen to expand and contract. The lenses would pixelate and distort the models bodies as they approached the screen before retracting like a voluptuous skin into an arch for the models to pass under.


Where can we find the screen now?

In my studio – I am working on a new superlight version in paper.


Name some of the influences behind the hair combs you created?
My late grandmother ran her own hair salon in the thirties and forties. She was a genius at finger waving. Vidal Sassoon’s angular power cuts is another huge influence.

The combs are made like traditional Swedish metal combs; machine cut out of tempered polished Aluminum and finished by hand.

In the hair, the combs themselves are either not at all or only partially visible, subtly reshaping the head into a box.

A box made of hair constantly runs the risk of unraveling – hence the name Pandora’s comb.



This collection focuses on opposing concepts of the body, aesthetic surgery and technology. Tell us your thoughts on the relationship between the body and architecture? We understand you've written quite a few essays about it...

We construct ourselves in relation to space every day – style our hair, select our clothing, choreograph our movements.  Aesthetic surgery and soon enough performance enhancing surgery are extremes of that. These are all layers of design each affecting the next like a Russian Doll. Architecture is just one of the outer skins.


What are your favourite pieces from this collection and why?

The Compact Print dress is genius – I love how the shifting tones sculpt the body. The Markings dress with the surgery pattern by Dr Tim Goodacre is also a real gem.


What is your personal opinion on the evolving London skyline?

Richard Roger’s Cheesegrater is coming along very well, super elegant and less Mordor-ish than the Shard. The Walkie-Talkie building looks like something drawn by Sponge Bob Square Pants.



What is your dream project?

I will likely be spending quite some time in New York over the coming year so I am dying to get some exciting projects or collaborations going across the pond.


Which leads us to, what's next for Pernilla?

An exhibition I have designed for the British Council, ‘Atlas of the Unbuilt World’ is just about to open. I am also designing a collection of prefabricated houses for a very interesting Swedish company.  There is also an interesting studio/gallery building on the horizon but can’t part with more information on that at the moment.


Posted by Samantha Lim.

Friday, May 24, 2013

An Antipodium Week, In Pictures

THE STUDIO



Images from top left: Shut. Up. April Ludgate from Parks & Recreation sports the Double Digits Vest; Craig & Karl re-dress the Garage Doll in our Last Exit Polo; Cher Coulter loves our Template Bouse in Compact Print; Behind Pernilla Ohrstedt’s Anti-P Skin Screen; Details of the Posterize Dress and Preset Waistcoat; Happy 138th Birthday to our longtime supporters Liberty; Decisions decisions - which pair of Antipodium for ASOS shoes to sling on?; Throwback to Geoffrey J. Finch with Pixie Geldof in the Haughty Culture Maxi Dress; All your gorgeous backstage essentials.

Follow Antipodium on Instagram

Posted by Samantha Lim.


Friday, May 17, 2013