Markus Lupfer autumn/winter 2018 collection presentation for LFW
Upon entering Swiss Church, guests were met with a triumph of contrast, colour and texture at Markus Lupfer’s autumn/winter 2018 presentation.
Wrapped in luxury and fantasy, deconstructed dresses and sharp tailoring were lavishly gilded with sequins and layered underneath sprawling checked scarves the size of blankets. Western fringing topped shirts and swung from the hips of skirts, while flowers were embroidered over lace dresses and across devoré skirts, offering a more feminine touch.
Lupfer’s iconic jumpers were reimagined: fawns, foxes and owls were brought to life in glittering sequins. Meanwhile, heavier knits in Scottish lambswool added a sculptural element, patched with faux fur – in shades of toffee brown, chestnut and sage – that rippled down the front of a sweater and across the cuffs of a utilitarian crew.
Eclectic yet elegant, one particularly enticing look consisted of a lace blouse tucked into a full-length skirt with flower-encrusted belt. Each item was presented as precious and unique, thanks to the gentle vintage aura that filled the room.
Hand-painted prints created depth; a high-shine floral jacquard added textural dimension to this season’s newest silhouette, the trouser suit. Outfits were completed with crystal earrings, which trailed past collarbones, and footwear adorned with pastel-coloured fur.