If, like me, you were born in the early 90s and aspired to join Zordon's multicoloured superhero ensemble, then Bobby Abley AW17 is a collection to be very excited about. Inspired by the iconic children's television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (available to binge watch on Netflix, FYI), the collection blends Bobby Abley's characteristically playful designs with the colours and imagery of Angel Grove's finest "teenagers with attitude".
As I perched beside the LFWM runway and stole a glance at the press release, my inner child exploded with unbound elation. Admittedly, a part of me was also prepared for disappointment, having recalled the deficiency of Transformers imagery in Fyodor Golan's Transformers themed AW16 collection. Yet I was happily proven wrong as soon as the models hit the catwalk, sporting the recognisable rainbow of pink, yellow, blue, black, red and green. Tracksuits, sweaters and t-shirts emblazoned with dinosaurs, lightning bolts and the Power Ranger helmets were such vigorous nods to the franchise, I was half anticipating the finale to culminate in cries of, "It's Morphin' Time!" There is, however, such a thing as taking a theme too far.
Beside its Nineties nostalgia, the best part of the Power Rangers collection is that it joins the relatively new trend of "See Now, Buy Now", in which many of the pieces are already available to purchase. This is especially timely in light of brand new Power Rangers movie hitting cinemas this Friday, because there is little chance I want to wear anything else to the midnight screening. Power up!