LFW September 2017 – Highlights Day 3
Nicola Brindle’s ‘Essex girl’ presentation had a serious ‘ziggy stardust’ vibe, with shiny rainbow suits, bright block colours and wide-leg pant suits. Pink bubble wrap covered the walls of the underground smoke-filled venue, with models dancing instead of posing and pic-a-mix sweets on tap. It was very much my kind of show.
Rohmir, the polar opposite, was a very different affair. Live opera accompanied the highly theatrical lace and floral dresses, all worn with a strong pink highlight and even stronger black eyeliner. Instead of dancing freely like the sticker-covered models at Brindle, models posed mid-catwalk, arms poised like exaggerated jewellery models. However, the real highlight of the show was undoubtedly the uber-cute little girls accompanying various models in co-ordinating dresses – managing to make even the Frow smile.
Rohmir by Chris Daw
The Semir X Green Code show featured four young designers who all designed collections under the theme of ‘Star Wars’. Oversized logo hoodies, thigh high boots and printed face masks were all cores of the showcase, emblazoned with graphic Star Wars references. Zips, pockets of fabric and strapping hung off from all angles, bringing an injection of streetwear into this season’s mix.
Semir X Green Code by Chris Daw
Hellavagirl’s collection entitled “Human Meat Freaks” was all about making a dramatic statement, certainly not for wallflowers, this collection was oversize, opulent and rich in texture and worn by models that had attitude to match.
Hellavagirl images by Chris Daw
Alexandra Moura ended the day with a collection in the colour palette of red/black/white – not the most revolutionary – but made interesting through her choice of fabric and shape. Lured-esque streaks of turquoise and green were streaked against models eyes, contrasting perfectly against the more classic colour palette and church setting. Tiny print plaid was gathered into jackets, pockets were placed in abundance and hundreds were little bows were used in excess. Something that was particularly wonderful about this collection was how well made it was; everything was cut well and fitted each model properly, ensuring that the level of design and quality were parallel.
Alexandra Moura images by Olivier Claisse
Words by India Hunnikin