I know I should be mass-image reposting but I really did have to share these images that were taken by Dazed Digital contributor Kasia Bobula during London Fashion Week… the significance is that the trio of designers here: Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou and Craig Lawrence were also all featured in the *still-raving-about-it-shamelessly* new issue of Another Magazine with Tilda Swinton pulling off their ensembles with a mind-thudding amount of raw grace (psst… digi version is free online if you're after it…).
Not to toot the office horn or anything but I really do think Kasia has captured a beautiful energy in all three of the designers that makes me really REALLY excited about their future, clamouring to see what they will do next more so than the bigger names on the schedule and even more eager to save up for their pieces because I feel like in the same way that early McQueen or Westwood is treasured, these early stages will also have that same cache in the future.
Mark Fast's knitwear is achingly delicate – one strand and it looks like the dress could fall away and like the last collection, this season Fast continues to explore those techniques that are mind bendingly seductive. The sexiness in each dress is the strong kind that I admire, similar to what I see in my friend Anthony Vaccarello's collection (he's showing in White Club in Milan at the mo…).
I got all excited when I found out Mary Katrantzou's collection was inspired by vintage perfume bottles seeing as I too had a mild obsession of searching for them on eBay. I should have instantly recognised the glass facets and prisms of colour in those signature prints on the dresses. Mary has extended her collection to include more separates too which is too enticing…
Craig Lawrence has found the best way to use up leftover girly wedding ribbon. Knitting the stuff to make jumpers, dresses and giant pom poms. I'm so glad he got to show at the Blow Pop-Up Show because it takes a model striding down the catwalk to see what Craig is all about; i.e. pieces that move magnificently.