When I first came across U.Mi-1 S/S 2011 collection at the Wolf & Badger store, I was immediately to drawn it. The reason being the sheer quality of tailoring and the colour patterns of the shirts. Also the cut and shape of all the pieces I scrutinized were phenomenal.
This is the kind of outfit that, when worn, sits well on the body. After a ran through of the collection by the creative director of U.M1-1 (Gozi Ochonogor) I was eager and hungry to see what her autumn/winter 2011-12 looked like.
True to her words, I was given the chance to view the A/W11-12 Collection and blow are some of the images of the collection.
The U.Mi-1 AW2011 collection is Gozi's further voyage into cubist imagery.
David Hockney is the guiding influence, with his innovatory
photo-collages. Grids, detailed patchwork designs, and blocks, bring
the clothes to vivid life. They seem to move.
Gozi's sharp lines and trim cuts populate the collection. Leather Jackets and
trousers in tweed are exquisite, with a range of colours from sober
black and brown, to highland green.
The shirts echo the Sixties, with floral colours - white, lilac,
yellow, sky grey - that take us back to Warhol and Jagger.
Gozi Ochonogor has created a brand, U.Mi-1 (pronounced you.me.one)
that represents unity and dialogue through fashion. The juxtaposition
of fabrics, detailing and style lines, prove the brand. Tailoring is
intelligent, combining a smart appearance with casual fabrics -
denims, jersey leather, cotton.
The U.Mi-1 range is for the urban dandy. Check out the tailored jersey
knits, off-the-wall denims and leather, and quirky knits.
U.MI-1 collection is stocked at Wolf & Badger in Notting Hill gate - www.wolfandbadger.com
Gozi, is a going to be taking the world of fashion by storm. View Gozi's site on www.gozi.co.uk
She is a talented one.