Jayne Pierson spring/summer 2018 collection presentation for LFW
Welsh designer Jayne Pierson, whose internships with Westwood and McQueen have left still-evident influences on her work, presented her new collection to a teeming crowd at London Fashion Week. Each look contained a dizzying range of different fabrics and inspirations, showing off Pierson’s immense diversity of talents. Thus, an athleisure crop top with a graffiti-inspired skirt was immediately followed by a leotard featuring denim underneath a Maddona-esque leather corset. These looks were united by the continuous use of wet-look slicked-back hair and solid blocks of bright eyeshadow on the models, as well as the presence of gloves in each outfit.
Sportswear, such as leotards and crop tops, as well as bondagewear in the forms of corsets and harnesses were perhaps the two predominant styles throughout the collection. However, fringing and fine mesh were recurring themes and resulted in perhaps some of the best pieces of the collection. Of particular note was the red hooded mesh crop top, worn over a white bra, and the pink fringed high heels worn by two models.
Many of the looks were inundated with a variety of elements, such as the blue leather dress worn with a clear vinyl harness and thigh-high boots covered in white mesh. Despite this, perhaps the simplest look – tan shorts with a white crop top and an asymmetric dusty pink faux-fur coat – was one of the most effective.
Photos: Erol Birsen