For SS15 KTZ created armour for the trend-savvy urbanite, taking ‘urban warrior’ to a whole new level.

Held in the shadowy industrial space of the Old Sorting Office, KTZ’s show was a theatrical affair inspired by the pagan gods and ancient idols of ancient Greece. Despite its archaic roots, the collection was from far from outdated, with sporty silhouettes being perfectly fused with geometrical Greek prints.

Gladiator-style man skirts (mirts?) were worn with sculpted breastplates, loose boxing robes and gold leaf necklaces, and bizarre yet beautiful leather centurion helmets topped the gladiator-inspired looks – offering a unique alternative to this year’s baseball cap trend.

Drawing from Greek vase painting, orange black and white hues dominated the collection, creating an distinct history museum-come-industrial-wastelad vibe to the proceedings. The best however, was saved till last, with beautiful chain mail, made out of glinting oversized sequins, embellishing urban tank tops and sweaters; the most fabulous armour we’ve ever seen.

Words: Joy Starkey

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