Boo Pala

Reflecting on the changing music and art scene in London, Boo shifts to a darker palette this season. Ignited by the sudden closure of Fabric, the AW17 collection brings this important creative space back in a more literal sense. Using prints and textures inspired by the lights and shadows of Fabric’s dance floor, Boo Pala’s AW17 collection inspires us to Beat the System and find our own fabric, in a creative and urgent battle for freedom.Beat the System translates London’s changing creative scene onto the runway. It’s easy to be cynical about the reductive and tired creative space of the city, but for Boo it’s an opportunity for innovation rather than stasis. Instead of decrying an outright decline in creative culture, this collection has the potential to inspire strength, with the goal of creative preservation in a way that feels natural to consumers.While her traditional bold colors are subdued, Boo’s clean and sleek aesthetic is instantly recognizable. Tastefully raw cuts and silhouettes meet in a collection of dark, edgy and serious garments that convey a determined attitude. To read into Boo’s approach is to sense the power of shared human experience, and shared roots in creative practices. Each colour, pattern, or cut, transfers a primal connection to her artistic responsibility to challenge and create.

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