LFW | Autumn Winter 17 | Day 5
| J. JS Lee |
Jackie JS Lee channeled a sense of nostalgia for her childhood into this cocooning collection. There were mannish, tailored wool coats, their neckline and breast buttons so dramatically low they hit the knees, while one mint green jacket tied with a huge knot at the front was worn with roomy culottes. Some dresses evoked oversize shirts, such as one white cotton number with padded shoulders and a dropped drawstring waist.
| Tata Naka |
With the accent of nature, and the alluring warmth of both print and pattern, Tata Naka’s Autumn/Winter collection was the perfect proposition of not only fun, but also knowledge. Taken from a continual reference from Tribal Africa, Tata Naka made use of the influence of African waxed print, combined with silk jacquard fabric inspired by commemorative cloth from the late 1960s – two creative aesthetics that led to an embodiment of both excitement and spirit. Working with the complimenting clashing of tartan and floral prints, tailored cuts and shapely silhouettes, offering a preposition of wearability yet allowing a comfortable clashing of both emotion and liveliness in this presentation of reinterpreted territory.
| Marques Almeida |
Inspired by Malick Sidibé’s vibrant black-and-white images of everyday life in Sixties and Seventies Mali, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida sent out a high-energy collection with lots of graphic patterns and oversized shapes.
In a bid to telegraph diversity and inclusiveness, they once again cast friends and women of various heights and body shapes at the show.
“If there was ever a time to talk about diversity, this was it. It felt very instinctive,” - Marques
| Xiao Li |
Xiao Li's concept behind this collection is time. Whether it be the necklaces and eye frames the models were wearing, the handbags models carried or the design of the stage, it all symbolized time. We can see vintage style is still on trend for this collection and Xiao Li used a lot of glitter elements on clothing and accessories which reminds me of my grandma’s era. The designer is creative to play with yarns and textures to make lots of differences with shapes.