Run Way Collective – Autumn Winter Collections – LFW Day 2
The collection combined sharp tailoring with relaxed street cool and leather corsetry. Panelled leather bustiers peeked from beneath leather bomber jackets teamed with eclectic looking city shorts. Organic looking structure featured in wool coat sleeves and a ribbed leather jacket. Utility themes that developed throughout the last season were prevalent here, a worker style jumpsuit with chunky, buckled straps highlighting this theme. The colour palette developed very naturally through black, white and grey to jade and red with scarlet pocket handkerchiefs flashing and leading the way. The collection used a wide range of fabrics and mixed them well – one herringbone jacket featured leather/PU sleeves while the shorts appeared to use an entirely different felt/wool mix.
The collection was commercial and sophisticated, with clean lines and androgynous cuts.
(Part way through this collection the wall in the show space fell down on the audience so a few of the final pieces were missed by many of
the press battling their way out from under a board!)
Designer 2:Janucha-Jale Hurdogan
This collection was the polar opposite to the collection before despite the shows running back to back. The collection centred around brown and sheer layers. Shards of sheer fabric dotted the hems of flowing skirts which were paired with chunky cable knit jumpers while the models foreheads were covered in a strip of lace as a nod to 1920’s trends that have been developing through collections this season. Chunky buttons, mismatched fabrics and puffed sleeves gave this collection a hint of eccentricity while the wearable shapes and muted colour palette also made this collection commercially viable.
Ending the collection was a stunning floor sweeping sequinned dress that was teamed oddly with a chunky knitted, hooded cape.