London Fashion Week AW16: Highlights of Day 1
Next stop: London
It's always nice to see new blood making a name for themselves on the runway. This may be Alice Archer's first appearance at London Fashion Week, but the Royal College of Art graduate wasted no time in making an impression. The collection was kept short and sweet. Featuring just 8 looks, each held their own with exquisite embroidery work of charming floral motifs. I may just have to revise my no-pink policy (when it comes to dresses) for that stunning floor-length gown.
Eudon Choi referenced abstract art in his collection for fall, but it wasn't the outlandish sort, rather catching attention in subtle displacements with his use of sophisticated colour blocking and elegant asymmetry. The opening look featured a tailored long coat with a unique single lapel design coupled with an asymmetrical hem and graphic lining.
Edeline Lee casts a very pleasing aesthetic for AW16 that is clean, crisp, and utterly desirable. Standout looks include an oversized coat in virgin wool with contrast piping and a crisp white midi dress adorned with exaggerated floral embroideries.
Inspired by Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, Bora Aksu tells the complex tale of a girl who lead a life of grandeur, before the Russian revolution stripped away a privileged lifestyle and left her at the other end of the spectrum. The result was a collection of varying textures; intricate macramé found its place once again in his work, alongside lush shearling, netted overlays and tulle frills.