Last season London Fashion Week’s now-not-so-rising star revealed a cyber-pop, Hello Kitty-infused line. The cutesy, Paris Hilton vibe has been shredded for spring it appears. The Ryan Lo girl is all grown up, monochrome rules and Dr. Martens are a bride’s new best friend (being comfortable on your Big Day? Makes sense).
It seemed potent, too, that Princess Di’s royal wardrobe circa 1985 was on Lo’s mood board. On the outside this iconic woman lived a real-life fantasy; she met her Prince Charming; she had the expensive clothes; the nice pearls around her neck for all those around her to admire. This, as we now know, was only half of the story. Behind-the-scenes her marriage was not perfect. Really, it was only when she was stripped of her royal title that she became Diana. On her own terms. As Ryan Lo shares in his show notes: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes something bittersweet Oh Life…”