L’Amitie catwalk show report S/S 2016 for LFWFashion WeekSS16
London College of Fashion graduate L’Amitie showcased a stunning mixture of loose-fitting and futuristic designs for this season’s London Fashion Week.
The models were styled with slicked back hair in a mature manner. The simple ponytail had been transformed into something that made us wonder how it was done; a completely innovative style that isn’t seen very often on catwalks amidst the “wet hair” generation.
The collection began with silk fabric sporting stripes, but not in the generic fashion. They were erratic and sporadic, giving the eye more to analyse. The collection only had a handful of pieces with this design, but following her Chinese traditions of less-is-more, this complimented the collection as a whole.
The show progressed into asymmetric designs – the material used was gentle yet sophisticated, and so elegant that it managed to reflect that on to the models, mirroring the futuristic sparkle on to their skin. A mixture of cropped tops with low hanging knotted ties at the front, were layered over satin smooth tailored trousers, while silk dresses in soft shades hung off the models with an unequivocal elegance.
The collection also hosted a series of subtle embellishments – either beaded or statement semi-precious stones – with the fit still just hanging off the models, skimming their figures but managing to be more flattering than if they were skin-tight.
Each piece was quintessentially feminine in a completely effortless way, using oversized cuts and masculine fits to enable them to gently sway as the models walked. If this is the early theme of L’Amitie’s career, then we definitely want/need to see more!
Photos: Krish Nagari