On Tuesday 22nd June, SKETCHBOOK was invited to a catwalk show held at the Luxx club, in Mayfair. We had no reason to refuse the invitation - a nice location with fresh drinks and above all, collections from LCF graduates.
Six collections were shown that night. All expressed their own influence through prints, pleats, textures and colors. The show was rich in styles and talent.
NAGY’S collection was about opposites mixed in a design – sharp and soft, feminine and animalist, colorful and black. Rich in details, models walked down the catwalk in furry sleeveless jacket and bright leggings with embellishment details at the ankles and on the jacket’s shoulders. The black sheepskin was softened up by bright bold colors and floral print.
Shearling trousers and horned backpack bring us back to nature and the wild life where fashion seemed to easily have blended in. Sportswear, the collection still had elegance by the cut and silhouette of the models.
REESE’s evening wear collection emphasized on classic feminine cuts with some details of ruffles and crushes on some dresses. The dresses focused on the woman’s body shape, where the print or the details only emphasize it. Any woman in her dresses would feel empowered. Sometimes simplicity speaks more by itself, and Reese succeeded to do so.
A dark view on our childhood fairytales would be the definition of this collection. The models may seem innocent in these little dresses, coming straight out of a fairytale, but they stopped on their way. The little red hiding hood turned gothic, with a black capeline, she now adorned the wolf and shows it by the print of her dress. Lamb played around with lace, leggings with lace print subtly revealed real lace and view of the skin.
Contemporary meets culture reference would sum up SABU’S collection. Rich in color and details, it was a vibrant line of garments. Different textures were present on the catwalk – leather, cotton, silk. Inspired by Indian art and culture
the designs were rich in details and had a unique touch of individuality.
Last but not least, DEAK showed her cream, khaki and beige collection where models wore sophisticated, well structured designs. The jackets drapes fell down nicely. Some ruffles and pleats were present as well giving the collection a romantic touch, very feminine.
Text: LAURA SAM
Images: SHIN RU LU