If the knitwear, fuzzy fur, and animal prints aren’t enough of a hint, a runway enveloped with fall leaves and adorned with tree branches, along with head ornaments along the lines of antlers, should be screaming Unique‘s vision to you: amidst the wilderness emerges a female hunter, raised amongst the deer, befriended by the wolves. Well, perhaps that was the work of my imagination, but this timely fall collection is indeed somewhat a call to the wild, with knits, bulky jackets, long sweaters, fur-trimmed leather jackets and white shirts printed with pictures of foxes and such. But Unique’s isn’t just a woman of the wild; she is also a hunter, it seems, or a scout, a soldier. Also present this season were military suits, badges and blazers. She isn’t entirely masculine or feral either – returning to her femininity as she throws on sheer dresses beneath her long jackets and fur. It will be interesting to see how the fans translate such savageness into high street-appropriate chic come this next winter.
– Justina Lee