Alexandra Groover isn’t afraid to experiment. The young American-born designer, now living in England, has recently unveiled her new AW11 line based around BIRTH, the first in a trilogy of short films. Acting as chrysalis, the bodysuits and balaclavas form a shell around the wearer that is at once protective and soft. The Umbilical Geta, designed by Benjamin John Hall, provide both aesthetic and paternal security. Beautiful armor for both urban and rural survival.