Sunday, 26 September 2010

LFW: Craig Lawrence SS11

This was a presentation instead of a conventional show, which is great for seeing the clothes in detail and getting good shots without having to keep up with the speedy pace of a runway model.

Saturday September 18th
The Portico Rooms, Somerset House
Craig Lawrence: Craig studied at Central St Martins, London. He created the knitwear for six seasons for Gareth Pugh, and his designs were featured on the cover of the special edition issue of Another Magazine. His SS11 collection is inspired by Theo Adams, performing in Brighton last year and summer holiday  photography by Martin Parr.
Show Notes: More metallics again today. (Definite trend) Wonderful floor length gowns, fabulously flattering – the girls look serene and statuesque. The dishevelled knits maintain an edge that we all love. The detail of the knit work is wonderful. This is why I love presentations just as much as catwalk shows – you can go up close and really appreciate the work.  Models’ hair has either been sprayed grey or is a very cool- toned colour to compliment the silvers and whites in the dresses, and braids and backcombing make it look as if the girls have emerged from the wilderness (albeit a very classy one.)
Set: Relatively simple, with a few centrepieces which match the dresses.
The show in two words: Rawly stunning.

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