London Fashion Week seen the showcase of SABINNA RACHIMOVA SS18 presentation with a twist at the Swiss Church, an elegant building which boastfully displayed this seasons new looks. With a number of familiar faces including Fleur East attending and a great turn out the presentation/catwalk had a relaxed atmosphere. One of the unique qualities of the showcase was that SABINNA chose to demonstrate her work as both a catwalk and presentation standing out of the norm of Fashion Week the models walked on a reflective black catwalk and later rotating at the centre of the room letting this seasons looks do all the talking.
SABINNA who previously worked for Christian Dior and Mary Katrantzou has developed a collection that is inspired by memories and the concept of collecting items that draw an emotional attachment. Named “Objective Memories” SABINNA also was a collector, creating many memories from the items that she collected as a child. After keeping a number of items from childhood throughout moving abroad and growing up, key items show reference to her collection including a letter from her grandma, a necklace and a ring.
A variety of colours are found in this seasons looks, including subtle pinks, soft blues, vibrant red and floral print. Textures from wool, silk, linen and cotton are also seen through out the collection with feminine and refreshing silhouettes that projected a confident character that steers away from fast fashion with garments that show worth and great detail. Knee length dresses, gathers and pleats with bold colour blocking can also been seen through out the collection with denim and a unique use of crochet brings a strong level of elegance this season. With such an outstanding collection this season and clearly an imaginative and talented designer Fashion Thirst looks forward in seeing what the future holds for SABINNA and her brand.
Desigual returns this season with a new creative director Jean- Paul Goude, A brand known for its individuality finds inspiration from different types of jungles both exotic and psychedelic. With a vibrant cross, cultural reference and casual silhouettes this brand continues to stand out with colour blocked knitwear, bohemian skirts, and geometric prints.
The unique showcase of the collection was a part collaboration with Sam Spiegel who was behind the music and Ryan Heffington who overseen the choreography. Many famous faces were seated for the catwalk including the likes of Hopper Penn and Dylan Penn.
This season Desigual also showcased a 16 piece couture collection by Jean-Paul Goude, bringing an exciting new look to the brand Jean-Paul describes the new partnership with the brand to the brand as “cultural diversity, street-chic”
This collection was least to say a success, with an exciting cultural collection that showed great individuality and creativity from Jean-Paul.
Written By Eshe Mitchell
Catwalk Photographer Frazer Harrison Front Row Photographer Dia Dipasupil
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.