Sunday, 19 February 2012

London Fashion Week: Dans La Vie AW12

I may be a little late in uploading but I can't not mention one of my highlights of Day two at London Fashion Week.

This is Dans La Vie (Rira Sugawara) ‘s third collection at LFW and possibly the most exciting one yet. Dubbed “Exciting Encounter” due to the designers unexpected forray into the medium of 1960′s American Pop art, the influence is apparent from the start. Target symbols and clashing comic – esque prints are strong throughout the display whilst sunglasses and quiffed hair with vibrant streaks all contribute to the cartoon element. Could streaks be the new dip dye?
High gloss finishes were essential as snake skin suits and trenches glistened down the catwalk, suggesting that wet look and vinyl plastics will be big news again this winter.
Teaming cool black leather bombers with the more intense of the prints provided a more wearable approach to the designs whilst other looks went all out with orange disc fascinators and bold identical layers. Models wore bold red lips with clear complexions and dark eyes brought classic glamour to the already retro vibe.
Wide and fur collars, cinched waist trench coats and bold prints are popping up everywhere this week but I have to say that Dans La Vie did it in one of the most daring ways yet. Love.

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