07 Oct LFW SS18 HIGHLIGHTS
When it comes to true innovation in fashion, a few names immediately pop up. One of those is Christopher Kane. A man that uses the mundane of our daily lives and injects magic into it. SS18 was no different. Taking his obsession with keeping things clean, he transformed his vision of a woman for this season as a resourceful, ‘domestic goddess’. The phrase largely contrasted with domestic-ish variety of fabrics used, like sheer lace, mop fringing and sponge, against feminine silhouettes, slip dresses, floral prints and bold crystal embellishments. It was the perfect transformation from last season’s factory theme – from work to home.
Nocturnal creatures crawled from the 60s out of the nightclubs in Soho onto the Topshop Unique runway. The show notes envisioned a time before the indiscretion of social media plastering your late-night antics for all to see. The shearling jackets, short tight dresses, metallic miniskirts and sheer blouses all oozed the era. This was mixed with tailoring symbolizing the 70s with pant suits and oversized coats to finish the glamour attire of the Topshop girl.
When it comes to clothing that screams glamour in every dimension look no further than Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo. When Arizona Muse waltzed (not literally) down the runway in a deconstructed knee length silk bonded dress the audience erected up. It was the perfect transition from the fantasy of their couture to their new move to also include a RTW line, emulating the same magic. The SS18 collection was far from everyday wear with tailored pale blue transparent chiffon trench coats, skirt suits in shiny silver tweed and knee length cocktail dresses with ostrich feathers poking out in various directions.