London Fashion Designers Pay New York a Visit
Mark Fast, Louise Gray, Hannah Marshall, Meadham Kirchoff, Todd Lynn, Mary Katrantzou, Marjan Pejoski, Holly Fulton, KTZ are some of the trendsetting London fashion designers who brought their collection to NY
Thanks to the efforts of the British Fashion Council and Centre for Fashion Enterprise, New York fashion editors, stylists and buyers were treated to a special viewing of London’s latest crop of forward-thinking labels at the Soho Grand Hotel in a series of cheery showroom style vignettes, with each designer on hand to show off their Fall 2010 collection.
Last season FocusOnStyle caught up with the The LONDON Show ROOMS in Paris and Sharon & I were delighted to have the opportunity to meet the London fashion designers this season in New York.
And what a treat it was as each designer graciously walked visitors through their collections touching on their inspirations, fabrications & construction.
And for fashion junkies like ourselves who haven’t been able to cross the Atlantic to view the inspiring energy these designers display on the London Fashion Week catwalks, it was an exciting event to take in. One was left amazed at how strong and individual each of these young designer’s visions are.
Here’s a quick break-down of some of our favorite labels in participation:
Mark Fast is quickly becoming the go-to designer for elaborately knitted bodycon pieces that play homage to a woman’s curves, regardless of her size. The affable & low key designer presented his knit mastery with his super sexy Faster by Mark Fast collection in New York.
In just a few seasons Louise Gray has built quite a name for herself with her bold eye for mixing quirky prints, textures & colors like one has never seen. Gray has a knack for combing her explosive textiles with a certain street style attitude that makes her adventurous ideas grounded in an upbeat user friendly reality.
Touching upon London’s recent re-finessing of early 90′s hallmarks from body-con, to velvet & cut-outs to the now ubiquitous shoulder pad, Hannah Marshall continues to deliver brazenly sexy collections perfect for party-girls on the go. What sets her apart is her calculated restraint as her aesthetic also picks up on the era’s crisp minimalism, ultimately creating pieces that may also be sci-fi and a tad other-worldly, yet simple enough to just throw on and run out the door in. And to create such strong, powerful looks that one can wear with such ease, now there’s a genius go-to label in the making.
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