Posted on 6 Jun By Visionarism
Visionarism had the opportunity to cover LCM in the capital of London.
The event is a must on the calendar of fashion lovers from across the globe.
With around 77 designers and brands waiting to showcase their spring / summer 2016 collections
A great window for those brands wanting to be seen and buyers wanting to see whats next on the shop floor. The heart of the shows being held at the famous 180 Strand and Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square.
Over the weekend we attended many shows and here are our favesorites..
TOURNE DE TRANSMISSION – SS17
CHOOSE YOUR ESCAPE ROUTE.
Taking in elements of almost perverse juxtaposition, Tourne De Transmission SS17 grew from a conversation between creative director Graeme Gaughan and NYC based contemporary artist Chris Dorland.
Oversize rain ponchos and military parkas are made in premium tailoring fabrics. Biker jackets are stripped clean of their hardware. Candy colored sweatshirting is turned inside out as a fleece texture and Kimonos and long shirts are offered in grunge plaid, with stepped hems, are edges and patchwork running through the collection.
The models were stood within the space, some doubling up to show the contrast of the garments, the spot lighting setting the scene.
YMC – SS17
The collection reminisced its initial influences of the cross-pollination between African and British culture.
You Must Create, a significant British label, tapped into the historical cultural merging moments that made Britain the multicultural place that it is today. The collection called “Okoro” celebrated the influx of African Art the permeated British culture during the late 60s through to the early 80s and represents the cross-pollination of cultural artefacts. The prints, bold stripes and checks pinpointed the era.
The line up was a beautiful combination of heavy influences from Africa contrasting against your average black and white tiled floor. Truly going back to its ethical roots.
It was a party not to be missed, the music was a pleasure to our ears. The space, even if a little small, packed everything in to produce a stunning presentation.
NIGEL CARBOUN – SS16 Desert rats collection.
Nigel Cabourn features some of his classics with a hybrid twist as well as some new styles for his new Authentic spring/summer 2017 collection.
The desert military theme continues in colour and design with combat style pants, shirts and jackets. The colour palette is again largely sand and khaki with some work wear blue, checks and striped denim.
Again fabrics play a key role with light cotton poplin rib, herringbone and drill all which have been heavily washed to give a unique worn look and washed Japanese stripped denim and Moleskin.
Throughout the store there were black and white photographs depicting life as a soldier connecting the fashion to the very real history behind the clothes.
The clothes were worn around the shop by models dressed in the new collection and even Nigel Cabourn was present. The shop was transformed and featured props and displays suitable to that of a collection titled Desert Rats.
Images by @Visionarism & @Rodshir_daile – @Rodshirdailestudio