London's finest crop of talent, Fashion East does it again.
Robyn Lynch approaches boyhood in the most tender of ways. With unwavering reference to her native Ireland, her second fashion east installation is an exploration of home and comfort. Polaroid’s of her collection against backdrops of landmarks about her hometown surfaced on her Instagram days before the show; that effervescence of traveling back home were evident throughout. Known for a firm colour palette, the hues perfectly juxtaposed the fly knit, velour hoodies layered- chunky cable knit, pull string pants and the those hacker square framed specs. J’adore.
What was fashion before Mowalola? Her psychedelic garments, reminiscent of Lagos kitch and club culture have been reimagined in a mature and unashamedly assured way. Ogunlesi’s newest offering seems a celebration of African dandyism. From the cire’d suiting, belted jumpsuits, halter necks and power blouses. A master cutter, Mowalola’s pieces are meticulous in their hazardous- uber sexy, but all the more refined.
Saul Nash, Dancer come designer, Saul Nash’s introduction to the fashion East bill was nothing short of mesmerizing. The performance showcased the fluidity of the body with the clothing as an accompaniment, complementing the very notion of craft. What does that mean for the garments? Pull string tops cut off sleeves and cinching, all accentuated by fly knit panels, openings and pastels hues. The milieu was a virtue of dynamism and an appreciation of creativity.
10 June 2019