Once again Malan Breton showcased an extremely strong and breathtaking collection inspired by a supernatural theme at London Fashion Week. The formalwear pieces had glittered flower prints in a silver and sheer baby blue colour and other pieces had waves of navy, bright mustard, black and shocking red running throughout the collection with accents of pastel colours.
The room was filled with an eagerness and anticipation from the impressive previous seasons Malan has presented for the industry. The garments revealed a quality of strength and power and involved, interesting shapes and textures from floor length hemlines, fishtail silhouettes, sweetheart necklines and flared trousers.
Each look was a standout look that challenged the forms of womenswear and menswear and failed to bore anyone. The mythological take on supernatural was intensely present and carried a show-stopping elegance and fierceness that people loved to watch. Key items in the collection was a cream long PVC coat which tied at the waist, a floor length mustard fishtail skirt, also PVC which had layered shapes to create the illusion of scales, printed blazer blouses to show off another element of sexy that Malan always channels and oversized double-breasted jackets for the men, which showed through in an interesting print.
Malan Breton knows how to design around the male and female frame and create alarming pieces that will surely remain unforgettable.
Son Jung Wan’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection demonstrated conventionally masculine structured styles combined with conventionally feminine delicate sleeves. This consisted of highly structured dresses and jumpsuits with stiff collars, and a combination of contrasting fabrics such as latex and lace.
Wan’s collection certainly was attention grabbing with the use of bold colours such as turquoise, teal blue, and fuchsia pink, along with more subdued shades of taupe, white and cream. Interestingly, the menswear versions of each design also demonstrated a combination of conventional feminine and masculine styles. Overall, this collection could be considered as genderless and suggests that fashion is shifting towards less gendered styles. This was also displayed in the hair and makeup, with intentionally messy ponytails and bold blue glitter eyeliner, contrasted with natural skin and nude lip colours. On the whole, Son Jung Wan has created yet another unique and incredibly innovative collection.
Astrid Andersen makes a flamboyant appearance at Copenhagen Fashion Week with its remarkable Spring/Summer 2018 Collection that grabbed everyone’s attention by giving serious archetypical safari vibes.
The desert tones cropped tops and flared oversized trousers run throughout the collection and the styling and power the looks display really leave an impression that luxury sportswear can be so much more than what we’d imagined. Some outfits have cool caps and headpieces designed around the garments; as of course sun protection is always a necessity and in style. As other outfits have complex lace tops that hang low over the striped trousers.
To add some glare to the collection that was already shining in more ways than one, Astrid Andersen teamed up with Monies, Danish Jewelry Company with over 40 years experience. The flattering sheer metallic lace complimented the strong and exaggerated wrist pieces and rings made from Brazilian crystals, adding a robust feel to the collection that tied it all together.
Astrid Andersen took luxury sportswear to another level of innovation with its hard to miss colours and elaborate fabrics, really challenging us to think of sportswear in a different way than we have known it.