Alex S Yu autumn/winter 2017 collection presentation for LFW
Experimental, young and avant-garde, Alex S Yu’s autumn/winter 2017 collection was a riotous bricolage of orange, cobalt blue, silver and pink – to name a few, it was hard to think of a colour that wasn’t used – in a brilliant assortment of textures and fabrics.
Ruffles scurried across hemlines, brushed teddy sleeves and glittering lurex made the scrap box aesthetic an absolute visual delight.
The array of fabrics gave the collection an arts and crafts vibe, whilst the designer’s name was branded into black bands, which were strapped across a number of dresses, skirts and shirts, adding a distinctive claim to the designs. It seemed that orange is the new black, as the shade was elemental in much of Yu’s collection. It didn’t matter if colours clashed: there was a no-rule mentality disregarding any style clichés.
A generous amount of 80s-esque ruffles and in silk, organza and metallic finishes helped form an eclectic mixture of silhouettes and shapes.
All of the models donned fluffy sliders, adding a quirky touch to the sporty feel. The tweaked element of sportswear was also depicted in a grey bomber jacket with cobalt trimmings.
Vertical and horizontal stripes were integrated across a handful of pieces, including crisp cotton shirts, adding a contemporary twist to the collection.
The Alex S Yu woman was depicted in this presentation as lively, eccentric and carefree, rebelling against the rules of style and going to the beat of her own drum.
Photos: Amy Smith
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