Fred Butler describes his work as “Wearable sculpture” and the built up hexagons in this collection fit that statement well. Headpieces, bags and bras were made up from a series of hexagon honeycomb shapes, attached together by their flat sides and creating interesting shapes. The theme of bees was evident due to these shapes which were also enhanced with the white flowers that hung from gold belts, were placed in models hair and on the shoes.
All the accessories were made from gold fabric or gold metals which the light bounced off and made each piece shine. A short video was also on display during this presentation, it featured the models wearing the same accessories as I saw today, and they were frolicking in a room that was filled with large round gold streamer balls hanging from the ceiling like a piñata when the model hit these, more gold glitter fell from the balls. This brought to mind, bees nests and bees swarming out if they fall, it was all very fitting and at the end of the video the slogan read “Like Honey. Save the Bees.”