Images and text by Jakob Brondum
FashionFanzine’s top picks from a hectic week at London Fashion Week.
FanshionFanzine ♥ A.F. Vandevorst.
The show was a refreshing boost to the London show schedule. It brought some of the famous dark Belgian deconstruction and layering to the British capital with added bonus of political views on today’s pace and the fetishism of self-image.
The looks were layered and hanging carelessly of the models. Denim pieces worn back to front and masks made out of velvet belts. Each garment was full of amazing tailored details showcased in a haze of smoke and paparazzi-like camera men filmed the live stream on the catwalk.
FanshionFanzine ♥ Holly Fulton.
This season the Scottish designer drew inspiration from David Inshaw’s 1973 painting The Badminton Game. Interestingly you would think the sporty reference point would be perfect for the designer’s signature t-shirt dresses, but instead Fulton showed bell-sleeves, chiffon dresses, exquisite beading and fitted silhouettes. The show started with a strong monochrome section the evolved into prints and embroideries in olive, brown, eggplant and pink. A collection that will be sure to turn heads during the award season.
FanshionFanzine ♥ Isa Arfen.
The ICA was the perfect artsy setting for the Isa Arfen universe of the New Romantics making the scene at Covent Garden’s legendary Blitz club in the early ’80s.
Wonderful velvet puffer jackets, velvet-denim pencil skirts and jeans, handkerchief-collar blouses, and cloudy skirts and tops in flocked tulle. The creative work of Serge Lutens were channeled into the collection and made a perfect match for the imaginary world of Isa Arfen. One of Sama’s many strengths is her proportions, which are interesting, playful and fun, infused with style and class.
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