Felder Felder, the identical sister design duo, became a fixture on the London fashion scene in 2008, and they have already made waves. First models, then Central Saint Martin’s (CSM) students, they finally joined forces to set up their own label which is proving to be a success. This season they channelled their signature 90’s grunge whilst combining softer hues with leather and wool panelling. Citing Dracula as their inspiration, the girls created a perfect tomboy-chic collection with a quintessential London edge.
Are you pleased with how the collection has turned out this season?
Very pleased! All the hard work has paid off. This was our easiest show so far – it went unbelievably smoothly.
Do you have any particular favourite pieces from the collection?
I know already which piece we are going to fight about! It is our goats hair coat, which we produced in white with embellishments on the shoulder.
You used to design accessories, what made you switch to clothing? Do you ever find they affect one another?
We always made clothes alongside our accessories, it was just originally the accessories that were noticed by our buyers. They affect each other in the fact that sometimes we feel like using strong embellishment on our clothing, so occassionally we will look to an accessory or idea for inspiration.
What are your plans for the next coming season?
First sleeping! Then we are based here at Somerset House for appointments. Next, we are going to Paris for Fashion Week and will be featuring in the showrooms there. It will be a couple of tough weeks selling the collection, but it will be great. We feel for the first time we have opening pieces which we can use to start shows- as an entry point – then it goes on from there. Everything we’ve always wanted to put into the collection we did this time.
Do you prefer being in Paris or London?
London, of course!