The design dynasty, Clan, returns with arguably their best collection to date and we bring to you a review of the metamorphosis of the label.
The Clan girl has bloomed into her final form if this collection is anything to go by. ‘Vent’, meaning to ‘the release or expression of a strong emotion, energy’ is the apt name of the collection as the Clan sisters have clearly poured themselves into every stitch to produce this design dream come true.
The metamorphosis of Clan is evident when we look back at their past collections. The ethos of Clan began as ‘a fresh and irreverent style, for edgy, style-conscious girls and guys who like to stay ahead of the fashion curve’, and though it is still all those things, the label has evolved into so much more. Clan has done away with it signature minimalism and adopted techniques that are reminiscent of their mother’s baroque-esque aesthetic. The collection, punctuated with intricate ruching, frills, lace inserts and elegant fringing is dramatic, sexy and memorable.
According to Clan’s official Instagram @clanrtw:
The V.E.N.T 2018 collection is ultra modern, ulta chic French silhouettes meet an urban renewal building infused with rich African culture. This collection readdresses the position of a woman in today’s society. She is beautiful but that is not her entire essence. She is no longer defined by all the things that she looks like she should be, but all the things she looks like she shouldn’t be- a protector, a breadwinner, a leader.
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This collection is so much more than a body of work, it’s a battle cry from a new generation of women refusing to be bound by what does not serve them. Clan is designing clothes for independent, free-spirited, adventurous young women who want the way they dress to reflect their emboldened attitudes.
From the spectacular evening dresses with cut out chest areas, lace necklines that are reminiscent of the Victoria era and puff sleeves to the young and vibrant velvet pink co-ords with ruching and sneakers to match. This collection has something for everybody, a piece for every mood, an outfit for every occassion.
Take a look at the full lookbook below!