Fanny and Jessy surprise me with every new collection. Their 4th of which is entitled 'The Dissection' and is a more mature and pared down side of the duo. The girls state their initial influence as the Hunterian Museum in the London College of Surgery; quite macabre images that have translated into the realms of more slick, feminine elements that still walk strong with that totally bad ass FAJ aesthetic.
It's really refreshing to see that they've grown on from the tough, all black, leathers, sheers and mesh vibe, despite doing it so very very well. On the average person on the streets of East London and LES New York, it's a look for me that was getting a little bit stale and tired. It's awesome to see that attitude with a different skin on.
Skills they learned whilst hanging out at Jess' farm in Somerset dissecting chickens were applied to create the seams which are an ongoing theme throughout the collection. It was the examination of internal environment of animals that gave them their colour palette and textures.
This is a deceptively simple collection compared to their past efforts, but I'm loving this direction just as much. It has a quietly sinister mood that gives out a delighted cackle every now and then in the jingle of the brass coins littered throughout the pieces, and gives a cheeky wink in the cut out of the burnt orange Robin Hood balaclava, in typical FAJ style.
And of course, the marvellous Danny Sangra made a little behind the scenes film of the lookbook shoot, check it out, and then take a look at some more looks in the gallery below that. Fresh work from FAJ, well done girls!