Fashion East spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFW
It was party central with Matty Bovan as sequins, tassels and iridescent fabrics strutted down the catwalk with attitude for spring/summer 2017. Some garments were wildly torn apart and stuck back together with reflective tape, whilst others were hand-painted in clashing colours. Models accessorized with handbags by Coach and bespoke Linda Farrow sunglasses.
Amie Robertson drew inspiration from outer space and alien life, which lead to the idea of toxic plants taking over earth. Swarovski crystal flowers sprawled across a number of garments, increasingly growing from one look to the next. Long, sheer slips and silky blouses were dispersed between heavy duty leather skirts, bomber jackets and wool dresses.
For Richard Malone, spring/summer 2017 was based on an interest in the working class, and uniforms worn by hospital cleaners and factory workers. Silhouettes were refashioned into tailored trousers, cut-away tops and mini dresses, giving these often invisible people new identities. Of course, Malone’s trademark stripes were as apparent as ever.
Photos: Chris Yates