Inspired by the Japanese baseball teams of the 40’s and 50’s from her hometown Osaka, Michiko Koshino showcased her SS18 collection, which is a concoction of contemporary and historic aesthetics.
A strongly themed collection consisting of high customized orange and green Michiko Koshino socks, cropped elasticated trousers and street style influence. But what was most striking was the black inflatable hooded jacket and matching trousers that were incredible. Famed for her unconventional silhouettes, by challenging and distorting various fabrics Koshino remains at the forefront of forward-thinking fashion. Sport generated collections for the most part have always had a great turn out. With the use of wool, heavy jersey and nylon fabrics Koshino was able to turn this base-ball inspired collection into something great, which showcased a deeper understanding of the designer’s craft. Making this menswear line wearable, but so outstanding.
With a relating soundtrack of what it would be like if at an actual baseball game, Koshino put on a remarkable presentation.
Written By Maria Santee Photos Taken Paul Licorish
The Oliver Spencer brand is a vision of the man himself. He founded the brand in 2002 and set out to create a range of clothing that was premium tailored. From just one shop on London’s Lambs Conduit Street, he has now gone on to open a range of shops and an international online business.
Oliver Spencer showcased their amazing collection for LMFW 5th anniversary this year. Advertising a modern tailored style with softly tailored jackets, relaxed shorts and cropped trousers. Spencer managed to create a smart casual collection with beautifully complimenting colours, making an attractive colour combination. Such as dark shades of blue to dark brown and beige to lighter tones of pink, which indeed made a tremendous impact to the relaxed look.
What was eye-catching to this collection was the creatively displayed parka jackets worn with accentuated straps, which can transform from a jacket to a rucksack. Very effective and added a sense of comfortably to this collection.
A beautifully displayed show in which the designer closed with a series of exclusive designed logo T-shirts that include ‘LOVE TOWN’ on the front, produced with the artist David Austen.
Katie Eary revealed her SS18 collaborated collection with BOY London, spliffy and Pretty Green. Bonding over their history in British street fashion the iconic brands were able to pull together an amazing collection. Including items as far as sexy tropical printed swimwear and bikini bottom jeans to neon waterproof jackets, with round headpieces to add to the bug-like theme. This collection was something not to be missed.
A combination of silk pyjamas, mesh hoodies, washed denim, erotic tie up bikinis and heavily influenced BOY London streetwear apparel. Mixed with Eary’s distinctive prints in the form of creepy crawlies really added a beautiful contrast to this collaboration. This season’s prints included beetles, dragonflies and electric blue butterflies, inspired by Sci-Fi, High-Vis and Day-Glo this collection is a universe of Eary’s imagination.
With long Rizla invites offered to the Katie Eary x Boy London show guests, pink and green braided hair extensions and a great soundtrack choice the show was an incredible sight to see.