LONDON’S YOUNG GUNS: Looks by emerging designers during London Fashion Week ready-to-wear spring 2018 ranged from the nautical to fairy-tale romance. See what they designers had in mind for their latest collections:
Searing shades and expressive silhouettes jostled for attention in Richard Malone’s lineup, with the designer saying he’s inspired by “weird contrasts.” He drew on inspirations spanning from Thirties and Forties showgirls’ costumes to rubbish found in the street. A shorts-and-jacket combo had one voluminous, rounded shoulder and was paired with striped blue and white gloves and matching stripey thigh-length boots with cutouts. There was fluidity, too, as in one form-fitting, sleeveless dress crafted from panels of blue and white fabric, with pleated, fluttering skirts.
A look by Richard Malone.
Designer Katie Roberts-Wood took to London’s Dover Street Market, where she put on a conceptual installation, an interpretation of her Roberts-Wood spring 2018 collection. Vast, sheer panels threaded with silk organza hung from the store’s ceilings, between which Roberts-Wood suspended delicate dresses that resembled bird cages in their construction. Panels of fabric were hand-linked rather than stitched together, she said. The installation made a feature of the technique, which is often hidden on the inside of Roberts-Wood’s rtw garments. “If