Eudon Choi spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS17
Since his LFW debut in 2012, Eudon Choi has made a name and label for himself by utilising his tailoring training in the womenswear sphere. His collections have historically deployed a small number of fabrics and prints to subvert our understanding of womenswear designs; unsurprisingly, his SS17 collection continues – but also extends – this trend. It seems SS17 for Choi is all about celebrating how fabrics fall on the wearer.
In his most experimental show to date, Choi showcased pieces that feature fabric embellishments where there is usually a lighter touch to a pattern and slits, creating a more fluid silhouette, where there is usually particular attention to tailoring a piece down. Models wore scoop-necked tunic tops with slits through the length of each sleeve, trousers with exquisite detail paid to the shape of a waistband but nonetheless slits cut through the length of each leg. As seen recently in shows across NYFW, shirts under slip dresses has surreptitiously made its was from the late ’90s onto the catwalk and Choi nods to this move, albeit with his own twist; a backless long-sleeved shirt under a layered, almost peplum-waisted, slip. This is not to say that the collection is not wearable. Amongst the more unusual shapes was a selection of military-style jackets and trench coats – sleeves intact – which looked beautiful over the drapes of Choi’s shirts.Consequently, for the woman looking to add a statement piece to her summer wardrobe, she can disregard those collections featuring intricately embroidered patterns or innovative fabric combinations; this season, it’s all about shape.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter
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