Toga collection presentation S/S 2015 for LFW
Sunday afternoon took fashionistas away from the usual setting of Somerset House to a rather exquisite location for the preview of the Toga spring/summer 2015 collection.
The presentation itself took place within the grounds of the Renaissance Hotel at St Pancras, a grand building perfect for such a collection. Welcomed into the room by a quartet of strings and a singer, the room had a jazzy vibe to it and models stood on illuminated platforms around the room.
Toga was created back in 1997 by designer Yasujo Furuta and showcased at London Fashion Week last year for autumn/winter 2014. Since then, the brand has been stocked in the likes of Selfridges and Net-a-Porter, highlighting the success the brand has had. The brand’s name means “blessed robe” and it is with this that Furuta creates garments with layers and hidden complexities.
The collection for the new season entitled Fragment, Reflection, Floating, took inspiration from Serge Polialoff’s paintings. The garments were designed to create an impression of colours floating in the air. However in order to include the concept of light in the garments, pieces in the collection featured mirror fragments cut into miscellaneous shapes. Attached to jumpers and halterneck tops, the effect which the pieces had on the clothing was spectacular and made them stand out from the crowd. The use of mirroring was also used in an array of unique accessories that were new for Toga this season.
Expanding their accessory line from their previous shoe collection, new jewellery including a fierce ear cuff and rectangular earrings added a modern, futuristic feel. Bags were also a key part of the collection, and we particularly loved the yellow clutch bag with a fishnet front and mirrored spikes faultlessly lining the seams.
Another stand out of the collection was the footwear which the outfits were teamed with. Matching the theme of their bags, foam sliders with netted straps were worn by the models and were on everyone’s lips throughout the whole presentation.
Photos: Krish Nagari
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