Poster Girl is made up of the creative partnership of designers Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville who met during their studies at Central Saint Martins. Launched in March 2017, Poster Girl has grown rapidly working with retailers including Selfridges and Opening Ceremony with a unique sense of “nostalgia-meets-the-future”. Capper and Somerville’s personal take on the fashion schedule is based on four collections a year on the same theme as a continually building and developing annual collection.
Poster Girl was launched with Series 1.0 in mid-2016 and the most recent release under Series 1.1 coincides with the Spring/Summer 2018 season. Moving on from the blacn and silver chainmail collection which Poster Girl launched with, Series 1.1 includes clashing tones and reimagines the popular pastel trend under a fresh perspective. A driving force behind the designers’ vision stemmed from Zaha Hadid’s architectural fluidity and obsession with water giving birth to this year’s “liquid metal” chainmail concept. Their grounded ethos of fun aesthetic with serious ethics means all of the piece are expertly crafted in London. The Series 1.1 look-book was shot on location at Zaha Hadid’s Roca Gallery in London as a solid and otherworldly reflection of where the breakthrough label is headed.
Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville graduated from Womenswear at Central Saint Martin’s in 2015. Between the two designers they have experience working for houses including Christian Dior, Bvlgari, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano among others, and have taken this wealth of experience to found Poster Girl.