Alexander White autumn/winter 2018 collection catwalk show for LFW
The luxury footwear designer Alexander White entitled his autumn/winter collection Disco Cowboy, with designs inspired from Southern America and from the famous Studio 54, transporting the vibrancy of New York across the Atlantic into the Somerset House, where the presentation took place.
The British designer offers elegant, timeless pieces upon which he applies contemporary, playful silhouettes. This season Alexander created eye-catching garments using sequins, Swarovski crystals as well as a palette of metallic tints, exporting the glamour of the era perfectly onto the show’s attire.
High-heel sandals in bold pink, carmine and indigo were positioned on disco balls of different sizes, while V-cut Mules in metallic orange were placed on life-size cactuses. The central part of the room was replaced by a sandpit which alongside the oversized disco balls created an enchanting contrast between the two atypical themes: a glamorous party in the Wild West. However, the luxury designer managed to translate this divergence into clean and sophisticated lines, through exploring new materials such as lurex and crepe silks.
The statement piece of the collection that encapsulated impeccably White’s inspiration was the ankle boot set on a stiletto heel, with a detailed cowboy cut and covered in Swarovski crystals. The glimmer of the shoes was accessorised by rhinestone drop earrings while the model’s outfit consisted of a clean-cut, short-sleeve jumpsuit. Another key look of the collection was composed of similar jumpsuit in a hue of indigo with an elegant cut, and a pair of heeled sandals embellished with silver stars. The simplicity of the look encapsulated Alexander White’s mantra: a beautiful pair of shoes changes the way a woman presents herself to the world.
Because of the unique contrasts and themes that Alexander White explores, the label is among the favourites of Emma Watson, Alicia Vikander and Kylie Jenner. The designer’s exquisite attention to detail managed to convert styles of the 20s into contemporary fashion.
Photos: Huw Jenkins