Thankfully, to mark the AW16 London Fashion Week the London College of Fashion have hosted young designers’ exhibition private preview a few days before the most talked about event in London fashion world. Lavishly fuelled with bubbles the private preview has seen crowds of journalists, fashionistas and fashion bloggers grabbing the opportunity to meet the designers in person.
The exhibition provided everything we like seeing during the fashion week – crazy looking installations, life demonstrations and colourful designs that are breaking manufacturing do’s and don’ts. More often than not, the designs are manufactured from start to finish by designers themselves and are completed to the highest standards.
I have skipped the conceptual cinema part simply because interviewing people who follow their dreams is so much more interesting. My personal favourites were various accessories – handbags by young and ambitious upcoming designers:
Thai Cipolletta from Brazil who skilfully combines leather and intricate wooden details creating durable and fashionable masterpieces.
Bold urban handbags by Italian designer Gaia Marcattilj, who incorporates familiar packaging shapes into conceptual and statement accessories.
Among favourites were also alienesque 3D printed high heels detailed with softest deer leather, all made in England. A strongly recommended exhibition to anyone even remotely interested in fashion.