The Labels Fashion Show [EVENT RECAP]
Written by Christina Daniels
Last Saturday 1st September, I was priviledged to have been invited along with my colleague and fellow blogger Maya Rego to attend The Labels Fashion Show dedicated to showcasing emerging/ graduate designers pre LFW.
Not knowing what to expect, we can truly say that it was a fantastic, intimate and elegant affair which saw myself and Maya gasping at all the designs that walked past us.
First up we had Womenswear Designer Gabriella Gambetta who merged the gothic appeal with contemporary pieces, bringing new life to the term ‘all black everything’. What was great about Gabriella Gambetta’s collection was the intruiging mix of textures, layering, diverse materials and references to military detail that were showcased through the range. Our favourite piece for sure was the great looking jacket featured below… I want one!
Then we were introduced to Chelsea Bravo, Menswear Designer whose casual pieces captured great geometric patterning. A plain palette of white, beiges and blues, the menswear collection showed a play on fitting with loose pieces, longer shirting and a range of pieces that take the norm into alternative suggestions for menswear fashion. A firm favourite were Chelsea Bravo’s jumpsuits, light and airy.
Third up was the much anticipated Marsha Bigby who brought to us a collection of sportwear inspired pieces for both men and women- RePhlexx Designs. Merging contemporary fashion with streetwear very tastefully. Loving that the collection picks up on current trends and had a mixture of fabrics to create a cool collection. A great part of the line was the shimmered/layered leather added to various pieces.
INTERN Clothing shared with us by Schenell Stephens brought a very Victorian-esque feel to the catwalk. Playing with draping and layering with various fabrics, you really appreciate the work that goes into selecting and pairing fabrics with this collection – unafraid to play with materials. The collection seemed more like art-forms, great movement was seen through the collection which brought it to life in our eyes.
Precious Ihuomah‘s collection took to the catwalk shortly after taking inspiration from Arcadia frozen at the end of time, therefore presenting a frozen in time collection. A great and inspiring revamp of men essentials and pieces that we may take for granted i.e shirts, blazers etc. Playing with the form of these pieces made each item more desirable, more unique due to her great attention to detail.
Last up was Sylvia Fumudoh presenting Untitled, definitely our favourite of the night, the collection was absolutely stunning. Merging contemporary dance and ballet personas in the collection. The entire range was dreamy, glamorous with great detailed work, knitwear pieces and gorgeous headwear. Sylvia Fumudoh, took the casual jumpsuit and made it into a classic and elegant all black number and the entire collection seemed to take us from day to night telling a story which was absolutely beautiful.
The show was absolute joy to view and be a part of. Check out more pictures of the designs on the night over at our Tumblr – theCool Unplugged.
A congratulations to the organisers for putting on a delightful pre-LFW event.