The [singlepic id=14786 w=320 h=240 float=right] Renegades Fashion Collection delivered on the promise of the title and made for a night of energetic and bold fashion that rebelled against “safe” style.
Achieving bold design rather than restrained sophistication, the featured designers showed a young and daring range of fashions set to an energetic soundtrack.
From Britten showcased shrunken-fit menswear with rolled-up pantlegs. Creamy suits were matched with contrasting black vests, while basic black was updated with a shiny, metallic sheen. Womenswear had a vague safari theme with a pale cream palette and strong folds of fabric.
Luela added a feminine touch to the evening with a range of delicate dresses in demure cream and black. These faintly antique styles of lace and sheer fabrics were updated by simple modern cuts and styles, such as a black pantsuit with lace trim.
Vanguard broke away from the formality seen so far in menswear with a range of fun and bold geometric designs in oversized jumpers, hoodies and knits. Two-toned panelled jeans and – shock – blazers sans shoulder pads gave a quirky twist to the womenswear.
Twitchett & Tonge embraced 80s glamour with metallic knitwear dresses and shockingly bright tights. Bold patterns and glittering detail dominated the parade. Twitchett had a different take on the strong shoulders so popular this season, adorning the shoulders of chunky knit cardigans with flourishes of fur.
Rufus Green had a playful display of menswear, worn by models who engaged both the audience and the cameras with playful, boyish charm. Rufus Green showed possibly the most impressive vision of any men’s range featured in LMFF with strong elements to every design. The collection was a creative mix of textures and shapes showing originality and flair.
Waistlines soared at Chocolate City Clothing. Super high-cut jeans were a standout feature as well as luxe velvet dresses and cropped jackets.
Stevie ended the parade on a high note as models took to the runway with an energetic dance routine. Metallics ruled the range in purple, blue, silver and black. A sapphire-blue pantsuit and glittering blue tuxedo jackets stood out as particularly bright and fun designs.
Wise words by Stephanie Anderson
Happy snaps by Brent Thyssen