House of Byfield
In most cases, when someone points out that the same pattern was used over and over again, it usually isn't a good thing. Monotony is the last thing that people, especially those in the fashion world, want to see. That old saying about having to sometimes go to extremes to make a point, is exactly what House of Byfield did to show his diversity. Anyone (you know what I mean) can put together a line of 50 pieces, using different fabrics and patterns and have them look like they came from different designers. Try using the same pattern, for every garment, for both feminine and masculine items and still make them look different. That's extreme right? Well that's what we were treated to at the Arthearts F/W 2016 show by Mr Byfield. He was able to use a paint blotched pattern fabric and create suits, dresses, skirts, vests and jackets, by adding leather, Lycra and zippers and it worked really well. But the main thing was that the pattern never got old. Much like the chef that can prepare dozens of unique tasting entrees, from only a few ingredients, House of Byfield have clearly proven that to make a great line of clothing, one doesn't need different fabrics or patterns, you just need a great imagination.