Monday, December 15, 2014

Cassandra Verity Green Neptune's Daughter




The collection that got everyone talking about Cassandra Verity Green was undoubtedly Neptune's Daughter which catapulted the young British designer and  Central Saint Martins Knitwear graduate to the height of fame. What was most startling aside from the rich variety of texture and furry cropped sweaters was that infamous bubble backpack outraging animal rights activists and goldfish enthusiasts alike. Not only were the fish used as props during this photo shoot, live animals were used in the runway show causing concern amongst the wider community. While we were assured in the aftermath that the goldfish were treated in an ethical way it does raise the question why they had to be used.

Naturally a fishy companion reinforces this idea of Neptune's Daughter in her seaweed stole connected with the ocean but a realistic toy fish could have been an equally effective substitute. Controversies aside, Cassandra Verity Green's designs remain a firm favourite amongst outlandishly wonderful publications such as Dazed, i-D and with celebrities such as Lady Gaga (unsurprisingly). Alongside an eye-popping colour palette is the playful use of texture and some of the most innovative accessories produced by an independent designer to date. I like everybody else am dying to get my hands on that amazing backpack, but I might fill it with something a bit more benign such as soft toys or vintage scarves depending on the outfit.

*All images via CassandraVerityGreen.com

8 comments:

  1. Ugh i love everything about this collection! The textures and colours are to die for :O

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    1. couldn't agree with you more on that

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  2. I have always wanted everything from this collection! It is beyond perf <3333

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    1. I love all her collections, she's just an incredible human

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  3. Those bags are unbelievable! What an awesome collection

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. I know right? they're totally out of this world <3

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  4. I want one of those bags to carry around my school, I think I would make a few friends, yasss??? So lovely, thanks for showing us this collection(!!!)

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    1. yes my lord that would make school a billion times more bearable

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