A little bird told me that Dora Obodi is known for her baroque-esk, futuristic styles. This season she continued to showcase her signature patterned prints, inspired by decades (and future decades) of art. The collection showcased metallic hues as well as, royal blues, rose golds, silvers, white and mesh black. Pick a colour any colour. The array of colours played featured to an array of fabrics as well, with the collection featuring silks, pearls, leather, silk organza, jacquard and embroidery.
The show flowed into three sections. Part one featured mesh black tops with midi skirts, all of which were styled with printed blazers. As the show processed the theme got more feminine, with evening gowns, pencil skirts partnered with floral shirts presenting themselves on the catwalk. Finally to end the show models were accessorised with horns and graffiti to make one last statement.
Theres something about attending fashion shows were I get to see more than one designer that excites me. Keeping up with tradition, these five designers took to the Mercides-Benz Fashion Day show in full force.
First on the catwalk was Anna K. The young designer brought us a-line dresses featuring motif embellishments and oversized jumpers that hung low. Anton Belinskiy was up next. Well known for his clashing textures this SS15 collection featured a range of cut denim with flares, partnered with latex shirts. The female body was promoted throughout this collection with nipped in waists. Leonid Zherebtsov’s show was all about outwear. Featuring quilted jackets with embellishments, hand painted jackets and faux fur coats you may think it was still AW. However the colour palette brought it all back to Spring Summer.
Tailored lines and clean cut graphics were all designed by Lera Leshchova. This collection featured the infamous cut-out panels everyone so dearly loves, and strong fabrics such as tweed and more latex. Creating the illusion of stain glass windows with this fabric and design mixture, Lera brings everything together with her nack for detail and finishing touches. Finally the Yasya Minochkina show was all about the feminine women. Her collection featured netted material and tower printed all in pastel hues. This minimalistic approach to fashion created a classic female silhouette to be adored.
Unlike previous years I believe the Designers went for a more modern approach to fashion with more of a ready to wear collection than showcase pieces.
LU LU LIU
This is the second season I have sat in the showcase for Lu Lu Liu, and boy was as just as excited as I was last year. Lu Lu is known for her oriental garments that feature pleats and fur. However, as a new Mum, there was a recurring theme of childhood with toy print plastered on feature garments. But, Like many of the shows I have seen this season, Blue Denim and sharp White were infused on Lu Lu’s pieces in the form of Dresses and Skirts. To add her traditional spin on this collection, the designer featured frayed hems and ruffles to add texture, while not forgetting about detail with corset detailing and pulled in waists. Like her previous seven showcases, this was a fabulous show.
This is by far the biggest fashion show I have been and will attend this season. With eight designers to showcase there was a lot to take in, in a short amount of time. I am just going to recap my two favourite designers of the show- if not I’ll be here all night.
Anya Liesnik was the first designer of the night to catch my eye. With floral print embellished on free-flowing midi skirts I couldn’t ask for much more. This collection featured a Royal Blue colour palette which was the prefect contrast to the sheer fabric the garments were crafted from. The whole collection screamed female chic. The whole collection was styled with bold big underwear and classic black shoes.
The Fleur Kelinza showcase was all about print. With what I can only describe as Giraffe print (you’ll see what I mean in the photo above) brought to the catwalk in an ombre style, this collection brought traditional cuts into a new light. The free-flowing designs hung loose of the models, but fitted in all the right areas. The dress of the night was a feature piece in this collection, a traditional skater style dress, printed with this unique design, topped off with a bow embellished hem and open back stood out from the catwalk crowd.
The whole showcase was a delight to watch, and all the designers had something different to offer. Over the course of the night we saw theatrical dresses, a modern take on traditional Indian clothing and late 60’s flared trouser and fitted dresses.