This year’s London Fashion Week shocked viewers with pops of color, history of art and flamboyant garments that brought a feeling of escapism. This season each designer let their inspiration take flight and created works of art that bring a different perspective to fashion this year. Let’s look at the beautiful garments created by influential designers seen at this year’s London Fashion Week.
With emergence from the global crisis, Duro felt that it was especially important to embrace the power of fashion and clothes to uplift and inspire us. He wanted to encourage dressing in style but created garments that can be worn at home. Being playful with colors and patterns, Duro brings a sense of formal elegance with eye-catching cuts of fabric that are forgiving with adjustable buttons that can be played around with to fit your lifestyle at home. The different patterns and colors bring a sense of joy and excitement to the eye. His inspiration came from Barkley L. Hendricks whose paintings of Black Americans captured essential style with a sense of intimacy. Click on this link to see even more styles from Duro Olawu here.
Like many of us, we have been given more time on our hands to watch classic films that bring a sense of adventure and distraction from our current lives. Emilia took her inspiration and implemented classic cinema into her 2021 fall collection. One of the movies that encouraged her inspiration was Teorema which was a classic mystery film made in 1968. This collection was not made for women who live in sweatpants. This was a collection inspired from traditional suiting making every garment tailored and feminine. Emilia used virgin wool and soft flannella in these garments which gave a minimalistic look. She is the epitome of modern femininity. Check out her Fall 2021 collection here.
In this year’s Fall 2021 Fashion Week, Bora took a different approach to his collection. He chose to embrace the fantasy of being out and about again, and the freedom to wear flamboyant outfits out on the street. He looked at the French Revolution for his inspiration, specifically the life of Sophie Germain who was a mathematician and a physicist who arose in the wake of a political disruption. He wanted to showcase the good that can come from a global issue. He claims to be very optimistic and wanted to showcase the good things that came out of the French Revolution. Bora, creates a sense of escapism with masculine cuts of fabric and cropped tuxedo jackets. With pink and red pastels, he created a world of fashion that brings us back to the time of revolution. More of Bora Aksu’s collection is found here.
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Written by: Melania Cammalleri