The runways have started! Last night was the first official show of the L’Oreal Paris Runway series and was an interesting way to start. Presented by Grazia, this was the magazines showcase of current talent available for purchase right now and featured quite a broad spectrum of styles.
The show has an eccentric mix up of classic design and modern reinterpretations. Mixed materials flooded the runway with a leather/wool mash-up being a favorite amongst designers. With alot of plainer cuts and solid colours, don’t be scared to team raw and rougher textured materials with soft silk and satins – texture contrast is what is making design interesting right now.
Standout by far and industry favorite was was Carl Kapp. His modern recontexualisations of classics such as the two and three piece suit and turning them into colour wonderlands with head to toe matches were a highlight of the evening. These pieces could be worn together or teamed with other neutrals from his collection to add some life and electricity to an ensemble. Arthur Galan AG presented some interesting pieces, with a favorite being the mixed materials – coloured raw wool with a softer linen coat was a definate focus of Couturing’s. Karen Walkers take on the 1950’s Italian housewife for the modern age was another amazing collection. No need to go spending exorbitant amounts at “vintage” stores and look sluggish and hard-put-together, Karen Walkers collection is effortless vintage – how it’s supposed to be.
Effortless classics reinvented, the key trend to pop up out of L’Oreal Paris Runway 1. Bold prints and colours meant a necessity for simple shapes. Photos below.