The Journal, Fashion

London Fashion Week SS18

Designers Info

  •  Xiao Li-

Pushing the boundaries of knitwear, Xiao Li is best known for her witty commentary on the current fashion system, using colourful, voluminous shapes, and innovative yarns and textures. Xiao Li launched her label in 2015 after studying BA Fashion Womenswear at London College of Fashion and graduating with a Masters in Womenswear Knitwear from the Royal College of Art in 2013. 

  • Teatum Jones-

A continuation from AW17, SS18 The Body Part II creates a homage to GB Paralympic dressage gold medalist, Natasha Baker. SS18 sees shapes & silhouettes that aim to create strength with femininity. A romantic colour palette is inspired by Natasha’s connection with her horse and empowerment she feels from this connection.A continuation from AW17, SS18 The Body Part II creates a homage to GB Paralympic dressage gold medalist, Natasha Baker. SS18 sees shapes & silhouettes that aim to create strength with femininity. A romantic colour palette is inspired by Natasha’s connection with her horse and empowerment she feels from this connection.

  • Haizhen Wang-

For the SS18 collection Haizhenwang has had a variety of influences; namely the ‘Humen Mistake’, that we see in the ever changing climate of todays world. Lace pleats and layered proportions make a clear mark in Haizhenwang’s designs. A fusion of denim and workwear is an unusual combination that seems to work.

  • Irene SJ YU-

Irene SJ YU, presents a colourful collection that intermixes office wear with a funky holiday wardrobe! With an aim to redefine the boundaries of occasion with clothing. A reoccurring theme within her collections is to empower femininity; with strong prints , stripes and girl boss motifs.

  • Bora Aksu-

This collection is inspired by the Lady Mihri Musfik who was a brave woman who had a passion for art and a bohemian existence. Therefore the garments reflect the life that this woman had. Bohemian aesthetic is shown with the use of a ‘kutnu’ fabric. A hand-woven textile woven in hand looms. Feminine fabrics and structured shapes all aim to add a romantic feel to the collection

  • Roberta Einer-

This collection inspired by Roberta’s love of California and punk-rock scene. The garments aim to transport you to Eighties surf-skate culture and the Golden State Seventies.  A shimmering palette and motifs, allow you to effortlessly wear LA style anywhere.

  • Edeline Lee

For SS18, Edeline Lee continues on from her previous collections exploring what it means to be a woman. Playfully working with ties and knots, Edeline explores signature feminine shapes. A colour palette of Blush, Adobe, Cerulean Blue, Nude, Ivory and Black, create elements of fragility and femininity.  “ In this collection I wanted to connect to the vulnerability and strength at the core of every woman”-Edeline Lee.

  • Steventai

A sandy summers beach forms the inspiration behind Steventai’s SS18 collection. Think Massimo Vitali’s motionless panoramas of Italian summers. Clearly this is shown in the colour palette of yellow, blue and green. Mariniere stripes printed by hand make an appearance on most outfits. Steventai’s clothing certainly made us with summer heat was back again!

  • Minki London

Minki’s latest collection fuses humble workwear with 70’s glamour, a combination we are truly loving right now! Minki embraces bold shapes, with elements of masculinity running through her designs. The designer ask us “ Are we like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream?” We certainly feel like we are living a dream when we see Minki’s collection…

Curation by Melissa Dewar (@melissa_dewar)

 

 

Xiao Li SS18

Xiao Li SS18

Xiao Li SS18

Xiao Li SS18

Teatum Jones SS18 (Images with thanks to Teatum Jones)

Teatum Jones SS18

(Images with thanks to Teatum Jones)

Teatum Jones SS18 (Images with thanks to Teatum Jones)

Teatum Jones SS18

(Images with thanks to Teatum Jones)

Haizhen Wang SS18

Haizhen Wang SS18

Irene SJ Yu SS18

Irene SJ Yu SS18

Bora Aksu SS18

Bora Aksu SS18

Irene SJ Yu SS18

Irene SJ Yu SS18

Bora Aksu SS18

Bora Aksu SS18

Roberta Einer SS18

Roberta Einer SS18

Edeline Lee SS18

Edeline Lee SS18

Steventai SS18

Steventai SS18

Edeline Lee SS18

Edeline Lee SS18

Steventai SS18

Steventai SS18

Minki London SS18

Minki London SS18

Minki London SS18

Minki London SS18

Minki London SS18

Minki London SS18