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Lako Bukia Left Lako Bukia pushes her silhouettes for spring–summer 2011 with a collection inspired by her native Georgia.

London flare

There’s more variety and volume from the second day of London Fashion Week
photographed by Douglas Rimington/Detune Photography


THE SECOND DAY of London Fashion Week had more variety than the first: fewer muted shades and more envelope-pushing silhouettes.

Lako Bukia sought inspiration from her native Georgia, especially the country’s social housing. This was interpreted into structured pieces, often with extreme shoulders, diluted with her choice of fabrics which included organza, chiffon and crèpe.

John Rocha, meanwhile, went for a romantic direction, starting with blacks and whites and showing inspiration from bridal fashion. There was plenty of sheer fabrics and ruffles, somewhat in line with the trends that were emerging in the Monday shows.

Osman Yousefzada’s spring–summer 2011 collection was dramatically cut as before, as he re-examined his signature style. We’ve always been a fan of this Yousefzada, and we love this season as he continues to demonstrate his knowledge asymmetry while maintaining an overall balance to his designs.

There’s also no denying Malaysian designer Bernard Chandran’s eye, either. His spring–summer 2011 collection combined a surprising mixture of fabrics including Lurex and leather, along with beading—like Bukia, Chandran was not afraid to go after volume, which would turn out to be a theme for day two.

Finally, actress Sienna Miller and elder sister Savannah Miller showed their Twenty8Twelve collection (the brand is named for Sienna’s birthday). Twenty8Twelve showed wearable, stylish pieces that will be snapped up, inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter album. We loved the use of denim and ruching, mixing a 1950s’ American west æsthetic with femininity. •


John Rocha

Lako Bukia


Osman Yousefzada


Bernard Chandran





Douglas Rimington is Lucire’s London-based photographer,
covering all of London Fashion Week.


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