I don't just enjoy the runway shows at London Fashion Week, I also think the exhibitions show a lot of inspirational, outstanding pieces, that you shouldn't miss and are often forgotten or underestimated. Exhibitions give you the opportunity to see the garments close up and you can take your time and really enjoy them ...
The first two pictures are from designers who were featured at this years' Ones-To-Watch Runway Show, that I went to on Day 2
. It was so super crowded at this event, as it's always really popular, so it was hard for me to take good pictures. That's why I decided to show you their exhibition pieces instead!
I love Sarah Ryan's rough leather pieces that look so super structured and tough. On the other hand I also really appreciate the use of volume and electric colours in George Styler's collection! Both designs are far down the spectrum and therefore very inspirational and interesting.
This last picture shows pieces by Ada Zanditon
. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year at LFW
when she showed her collection as part of the Estethica Exhibition
at Sommerset House. I have to say she is such a sweetheart and I love the fact she works with eco-friendly textiles, only! What I love about her latest designs is obviously her use of what look like hair. I think it's a great alternative to fur as it still give the clothes a great texture and dimension, but at the same time it's something we don't see on a day to day basis. Thinking about fringe that has been a very big trend especially this SS/14, I think the use of hair as an accessories fits in just perfectly and is an interesting twist.
Now you heard what I think about those exhibition pieces. What are your first impressions?
Labels: A/W14, Ada Zanditon, Collection, Day 2, Exhibition, George Styler, LFW, London Fashion Week, Sarah Ryan