hit us with an impact on day five with twentieth-century modern
art movements. The clothing seemed almost effortless for design
director Stuart Stockdale, his bold graphic prints and laser cutting
create an illusion of proportions with minimalist detail in his
shirts, jackets, trouser and bags. Jaeger has renewed modernism
and made it relevant to a postmodern Society.
Angles, straight lines and a sharp androgynous look
are part of Todd Lynns collection. It is hard to tell whether
you are looking at a man or a woman, as his clothes have no indication
for either. Fearless with a heart full of science, the models wear
high collars, double-breasted asymmetric openings and square panelling.
They could have been walking down a laboratory corridor giving us
a snapshot of the future.
Amanda Wakeley impressed with her whimsical gowns and
stunning jewellery. Tones of ecru softly turned to blue and silver
beading in a luxurious collection. Wakeleys collection has
alluring inspirations from Roman drape, statement necklaces from
the provinces, and gladiatorial belts, and brought them to the modern
Ashish has made summer fun-loving and sexy with a sense
of parody. Western shirts and boots, native American headdresses,
hot graphics with an abundance of sequins in every colour and printsthis
collection is full to the brim with clothes anyone would have fun
Issa London gave us a taste of colonial India in her
springsummer 2011 collection. Fabric is draped gracefully
across the body like a sari in bold vibrant colours which remind
us of Indias culture. Alongside and underneath the saris are
western-inspired dresses, almost invading into the collection with
their more subdued silhouettes and tailoring.
Taking a different approach this season, Christian Blanken
has used a grey-scale Twister board as his runway. Complementing
his neat tailored modern collection, Christians colour palette
is subdued as are his models, capturing the serious atypical modern
woman. Clothes are fitted with zips and drawstrings to the body
but are left with extra volume to move around in. His clothes play
with the lighting set up around the room: burnished fabrics shine
while others absorb the light.
is Lucires London-based photographer,
covering all of London Fashion Week.