Agi & Sam
June 16, 2013 London
Perhaps because of this and-the-kitchen-sink mentality, their collections vary widely season to season, though it's usually safe to say they'll be brightly colored and boldly printed. Both, broadly speaking, were true here. But the emphasis on sartorial pyrotechnics—the taped seams, the rubbery treatments, the three-dimensional "prints"—undercut some of the naïve charm that has animated collections past. This one, in any case, came prefaced by a sweetly meandering parable about an old man, attached to his usual clothes but curious about the outfits worn by the kids he sees on the bus. Hence, a bus-bench print. But the collection's overall message was garbled. Sometimes, despite assurances to the contrary, it's not just about the journey. It is the destination.