STILL STILL STUDIO
Glitz glam and glitter is the best way to describe the presentation by Still Still Studio. Going for a fun and whimsical approach, there was a lot of feather, glitter and embellishment to go about. Playing up with sheer and opaque elements, the silhouettes included jackets, skirts, hoodies, tops, dresses and that one major suit moment and a long dress with beaded fringes was just spot on. Slouched dresses, ruffled tops, tiered and fringed skirts and dresses, all made an appearance throughout the presentation. OTT yes, but then everything was just done in right proportions and the designers just went all the way with it, without holding back. Cute head accessories, bags and glitter socks all styled the look just spot on. A collection that left you with smile to showcase it is okay to have fun with fashion.
LEO & LIN
Pretty was the word mostly heard when this presentation got done.. Consisting of dresses and separates in floaty and flowing fabrics like chiffons, silks and organzas, leo and lin was a dreamy escape within a palette of cool blues and whites. With embroidery and embellishment from minimal amounts to adorning the trains of dresses, it was a sweet showcase.
After a grungy and leather jackets debut last year, Justin Cassin steered towards the resort season this year. Going the wearable route, his collection featured jackets, shirts, pants, knitwear and even swimwear. Covering that range in pastels and brighter tones the fabrics ranged from suedes and cottons to wool. While not ground breaking, it was a very executed and well presented show. Starting off with a hip hop dance presentation, there were jewel toned scarves and gym toned men in ample amounts.
One of the anticipated shows since Akira seems to have revamped that brand – the show was a departure from what one would associate him with but still so much him. Playing with his signature embroidery, Akira went onto a much more relaxed and younger route with fun geometric prints, fabricated layers, also going for a print on print effect while incorporating elements of high street, Akira’s show was fun and fresh – oversized, relaxed and interesting silhouettes that were so him, but incorporating structured fabric like organza, gave it an interesting structural look. Showcasing a mens and women’s – he went for that uni-sex approach in a lot of his pieces with an overall vibe of romantic rebels while paying an homage to the 90s as well within the nuances of styling – he even gave a nod to the hawaiian aesthetic in one of the menswear pieces. My favorites have to be the two striped coats that walked down the runway and I have my eye on them hehe. Definitely one of the best of the fashion week – and for a reason.