With the advent of any fashion week, there is always an eclectic mix of the old and new. New talent is always a refreshing take on the fashion week, and talented designers are always up for grabs and their to rival the honchos in fashion.
London Fashion Week’s glossy, crowd-pulling shows (Burberry, Erdem, and Alexander McQueen) were matched by a spring of young, edgy designers who showcase their next-generation cool with clubby, art-world style presentations rather than a classic catwalk shows. Here’s a pick of the rising stars.
Sadie Williams: A Central Saint Martins graduate, she has built a reputation for space-age-meet-folkloric style. She has previously designed for Swedish high-street label & Other Stories. Those white-hot chrome trousers are a fashion must.
Duro Olowu: Elegance in Britland. The designer’s eye for elegance is held in the highest regard amongst the fashion industry’s inner circle. This season, at an opulent Mayfair address Olowu hosted a joyously peaceful tea time presentation for just a handful of editors, and he answered the doorbell himself.
Isa Arfen: This one is my favourite. She is an Italian born and raised in London, fashion designer; who counts Alexa Chung as one of her fans. Sama’s sexy, sculptural silhouettes breathe feminine attitude into fashion forward style. This season we fell for the Isa Arfen club-kid look: red eyeshadow and fluttering frills are a look that’s set to fly amongst London’s young-yet-slick party set.
Faustine Steinmetz: This designer’s modus operandi is handwoven and handmade. These tactile creations are about eye-popping colour and surrealist texture.
Molly Goddard: Combining an edgy and frou ensemble is this designer’s forte. Already sold at Dover street market, this one for the swish art set and someone looking ti ante up their fashion sensibility. There was a tongue in cheek kind of primness.
Alexander Lewis: This one is for the preppies. Stylish knitwear and shirts are part of the collection. Cigarette-leg leather pants with matching jackets, alongside a clever reworking of the everyday pinstripe shirt.
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