Per usual, Julien MacDonald turned it out for another incredible runway exhibit retaining his reign as king of glitz and glam. Julien maintains the signature sparkles and shimmers as his pieces oozed of excess glamour and discotheque feels creating an unforgettable statement with ensembles embodying a bit of a vampy edge.
Safari- that’s what Milles Collines adhered to for their collection. Romance with restrain and ease, subtle sensuality in neutrals and a touch of color.Think slightly clingy skirts with slits riding a little high above the thighs, tuareg style smocks in ivory, select pieces in strong summer colors like green and yellow. A collection evidently made for the effortless woman. We were also very happy to see turbans on the runway.
He’s the king of drama. Smith’s showcase saw a not-so subtle military flair as models pranced about to super high-paced tunes in a gathering of barely-there garments but the real highlight was Laquan’s fierce opener (Model Aduke Bey in a black patent PVC puffa jacket, high cut one piece and thigh high boots) that urged the crowd to erupt into a loud scream.To give the looks his signature LQS steez, the LQS thigh high boots and plaid straps came to play.
Franklyn delivered a collection that referenced “Avant Garde”. A conceptual offering that revealed what couture was to him and possibly an attempt to create at something akin to Rei Kawakubo’s Comme Des Garcons. Franklyn played waltzed around both a soft and bright color palette. Pieces from this collection may not necessarily be wearable on a regular but we bet it’s editorial-esque feel will have editors and stylists clamoring over them.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri
A major deviation from her signature silk jersey drapery which she is famed for, Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s collection can best be described as an experiment which we were not so sure her loyals welcomed what with wafting silk chiffon in floral prints, frills trailing from arms to hips,a plethora of layering to boot. However, Ejiro added an exciting twist to her offering with details like high riding slits, plunging necklines, asymmetrical sleeves et al, for those who like to feel slightly risque.
Lambo’s SS18 presentation fell nothing short of expectation. Always one to infuse cultures into her designs, Lambo’s delivery referenced Moroccan royalty as well as nomadic culture. Silk and the local aso-oke were exhausted in Lambo’s offering with peeps of lace in styles that would definitely appeal to the ultra cosmopolitan female. Natural hues set the perfect tone making it very demure delivery altogether.