Ksubi opened the Independent runway at LMFF with the first revival of grunge I’ve seen this week. Leopard print, 90’s check and detachable zipper sleeves were common themes. Garth Cook continued this feeling in a preppier way as checks gave way to sketchy prints. Do we spy acid-wash, elasticised hemmed cropped jeans at Francis Leon? Perhaps it’s best to focus on his series of leather jackets. Livia Arena’s clean lines and buttoned up aesthetic were ruffled up by the addition of feathery sweaters. Meanwhile Extinct kept it simple with a touch of mod and a hit of burgundy. One Fell Swoop provided a welcome dose of subtle glamour with asymmetrical, artfully gathered dresses and a sprinkling of velvet and sequins. A relaxed silhouette in sandy linen for the boys was on offer from Song for the Mute. Jolet’s cityscape photographic print was a stand-out – oh, to have the figure to wear that streamlined suit. Lui Hon was the epitome of indy luxury once again. Digging the lipstick pink and a little touch of offbeat romance from Something Else by Natalie Wood (sidenote: I think she was my grade six teacher’s daughter, so one of my first fashion random memories).
What were your highlights from the show?
Photography by Christos Pavlidis