London Fashion Week A/W 2017: Roundup
This month’s London Fashion Week was jam-packed with endless showcases of fresh talent, as well as the usual, more established fashion heavyweights doing the rounds with their autumn/winter 2017 collections.
Out of all of the shows, a few in particular stood out. It was a close call, but Eudon Choi’s show at 180 The Strand was one of the defining moments of the season. His knack for tailoring was effortlessly translated into a fresh, crisp and sartorially flawless selection of sharply tailored, oversized womenswear. It truly was a cut above the rest.
One of the finest menswear offerings was by Harry Xu. An elegant masterpiece, Xu’s collection represented an introspective social concept that was food for thought: it was about young prisoners leaving boyhood behind them as they stepped out of jail for the first time. Loose, relaxed tailoring was met with dainty, feminine touches of floral embellishment, signalling a sense of rebirth.
One of the most unforgettable collections was David Ferreira’s spectacle of a show. Inspired by freak shows, Ferreira’s designs pushed the capabilities of fashion to its extremes, combining vivid colours with enormous structures of fur, feathers and ruffles, worn by towering models on precariously high wedges.
Meanwhile, Alex S. Yu’s womenswear presentation was a riotous bricolage of orange, cobalt blue, foiled silver and pink in a brilliant assortment of textures and fabrics. Designs were flamboyant and bold but also incredibly wearable and practical.
Irynvigre’s combined womenswear and menswear show was another collection that was forward-thinking and thought-provoking. With a futuristic theme, models were exposed by raw, unfinished hems and visible seamlines. A mostly monochrome colour palette, with the occasional splash of orange and red, further outlined the refreshingly gender-neutral tone of the collection.