Lo and Behold

Lo and Behold

Discovering Ryan Lo's work was like having a gigantic pink flower blossoming in my head and seeing my imaginary big manga eyes glistening with excitement.  It's a buffet of pink, froth and frou, perfect for gorging on when things are feeling down.  You could substitute the lyrics of Sound of Music's Raindrops and Roses with any number of the things that are in Lo's S/S 13 collection and that would be the perfect ditty to hum under my breath.  Those things include tulle, iridescent sheen, tinsel, brocade, swiss dots, floral-esque clusters of fabrics and of course plenty shades of pink.  There are elements that are recognisable from Lo's previous collections, but they've been re-appropriated and concentrated into a core "starter" collection, fit for Lo's debut at Fashion East this season.  

It was a clever move on Fashion East's part to have the two newbies – Lo and Claire Barrow – start out with static presentations, leaving the more experienced Maarten van der Horst to do a catwalk show.  It obviously allowed Lo to invite us into his world where Wong Kar Wait femme fatales coincided with the exuberance of Christian Lacroix finals, whilst never forgetting that his clothes very much cater to the dreamer girls of today that the collective power of Tumblr, nu-zines and sites like Rookie foster.  The heavy dose of pink is a reactive shock therapy against the tide of well-mannered minimalism that is coming our way from all directions – from high end designers, contemporary ones and the high street.  Lo's unconventional choice of textiles and hand knit techniques that are only evident when looked up close and without a purple disco light shining on the clothes show that he has technical chops to back up the whimsical tendancies, that with further refinement could reach the dizziest of pink heights.  Lo and behold indeed. 

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  1. Counter-strike

    2012-10-30 at 3:32 PM

    it is very interesting type of clothes

  2. Liz

    2012-10-30 at 4:19 PM

    like a crazy prom
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    2012-10-30 at 4:31 PM

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  4. coline

    2012-10-30 at 5:13 PM

    EEK!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!
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  5. Zaggora Girl

    2012-10-30 at 5:15 PM

    Gorgeous collection!!! Which outfit is your favorite? 🙂

  6. Theresa

    2012-10-30 at 5:58 PM

    I love this collection! Just beautiful!
    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

  7. AJ

    2012-10-30 at 6:06 PM

    Pink acid prom. Love it!!!
    AJ
    http://myafricancloset.wordpress.com/

  8. Dip It Black

    2012-10-30 at 6:20 PM

    Absolutely stunning collection!
    Love it!
    x
    http://dipitblack.com

  9. Ania

    2012-10-30 at 7:06 PM

    I love those fabrics! The pictures are beautiful, very nice bokeh (thanks to those materials :)) xx
    http://www.aniacyk.blogspot.com

  10. Angeles

    2012-10-30 at 8:24 PM

    Fabulous creative ensembles…perfect for a dance perfomance…very unique and I love the way you put the photos and the post…very innovated…love your Blog!
    Kisses
    http://www.angelesalmuna.com

  11. The Provoker

    2012-10-30 at 9:26 PM

    Great lighting, it does the trick for the mood of this collection. And when it comes to some chunky texture I’m always a fan! Btw, do check ou my new DOMI-MATRIX look where yes, a plastic coat becomes my statement piece. A potential Halloween look might just end up looking too sexual… lol
    xx The Provoker
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  12. Bernadette Czle

    2012-10-31 at 2:41 AM

    Cool collection!

  13. Little Red Book

    2012-10-31 at 3:32 AM

    He has a beautiful way with colors, very whimsical.
    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

  14. Sari Purdy

    2012-10-31 at 5:31 AM

    Par excellent outfits. Crazy… but good!

  15. Elvis Trujillo

    2012-10-31 at 5:33 AM

    These are wild designs! Nice fabrics and crazy outfits. I love the pink!

  16. Rigoberto McClure

    2012-10-31 at 7:03 AM

    Oh wow! All those fabrics looks so beautiful! I love the color combination, very lovely and smart.

  17. Noe Farrell

    2012-10-31 at 7:06 AM

    This is wonderful, absolutely so beautiful. I love the flower decorations and the colors;very crazy and unique. I love every bit of this. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Rosemary Schmidt

    2012-10-31 at 7:07 AM

    Very colorful and amazing collection. Your stuff always rocks!!! Keep up going, so interesting indeed!

  19. Edita

    2012-10-31 at 9:27 AM

    A fairytale from the disco era wrapped in cotton candy. YAY.
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

  20. Wiley Prince

    2012-11-01 at 6:20 AM

    Lo and Behold…At first I thought it was a Christian blog! However, I have enjoyed the read and view. Those clothes are superb!

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