The avant-gardists of London
Seriously, how would you ever get bored by the collections at London? It’s only Day 3 and I feel like I have just seen 10 New York fashion week. A lot of you will say that I can’t compare the dressing culture of these two fashion capitals together— New York is more about sportswear and wearability, and London is more about pushing the boundaries and thinking out of the box. But a show is a show, I have been very entertained these past 3 days.
According to Kane, the inspiration behind this collection is ”Planet of the Apes” and toy dinosaurs, and there goes the predator theme. The Gorilla print, the disturbing colours and the bulging scales are very haunting. It is almost a horror show. The thing about Kane is that he changes direction every season. Looking at the images of this collection, I can’t believe that his famous debut was full of tight neon mini dresses. Does Donatella still want him as her successor?
Pac-Man! Actually, besides the over-the-top helmets, the clothes are very wearable and adorable, the dresses are to-die-for. While they are not Luella-cute, the colour palette sure is. But coming from this guy who is one of the resident headline acts in London every season, he could have done a lot better, not that this is bad.
Like Schwab pre-commercialism, Goldin, now on her third season, has been taking body consciousness a new level and she carries a scientific approach to it– “I spent hours in libraries researching data and being inspired by graphs, statistics, and high-tech fabrics developed for medicine.” This collection is mostly white & grey in colour, quite a departure but so much more wearable and sensible. It’s a type of soft futurism that I guess women would like to try on.
The most famous local designer out of town has returned to his signature draping… but there are some other looks I like also, particularly the metallic corset top. The colours he used are one of the richest, and most optimistic Spring colours I have seen so far.
images: style.com, catwalking