Day two of the all-new London Fashion Week | News

Scaled-down brands are having their time to glow in the course of digital London Fashion Week, together with east London-based menswear designer Ka Wa Essential.

He kicked off Saturday’s timetable with a kaleidoscopic movie, titled There’s No Area Like Property, which was filmed at house on a inexperienced display screen, and confirmed his design putting on vibrant knitwear from the spring/summer 21 assortment.

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Ka Wa Key’s presentation was encouraged by children’s e-book The Very little Prince

Next up was Chinese designer Xander Zhou’s futuristic presentation, AW20 Vital Update/ SS21 Beta Variation.

The film involved a computerised voice describing the materials of the designer’s autumn/winter season twenty product or service, and gave a nod to how digital lookbooks may possibly seem in foreseeable future.

A catwalk film of the brand’s previous assortment, originally demonstrated at London Fashion Week Men’s in January, followed.

Menswear designer Bianca Saunders talked over her new ”zine”, We Are One Of The Very same, with a reside panel discussion with the staff that collaborated on the undertaking.

It comprised images captured by photographer Joshua Woods, and words and phrases by design and author Jess Cole, who took element in the discussion.

The thought, shot in New York in April 2019, reveals a established of male and feminine twins putting on an archive of Saunders’ SS19 and AW19 pieces.

Saunders reported: “What I genuinely like to present in my apparel … even nevertheless it is menswear, its an open door.”

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An image from the Bianca Saunders X Joshua Woods zine, known as We are one particular of the Very same

Youthful manufacturer LYPH, spearheaded by artistic director Frederick Edmonson, introduced its SS21 assortment in a brief documentary film.

An acronym for ”Live Youthful Perform Hard”, the manufacturer is just three seasons previous, and its pieces are designed of upcycled fabric that can be unzipped and customised.

In the accompanying film, Edmonson reported “the notion was not be selfish in a way, and permit the finish customer to turn out to be the designer”.



An image from LYPH’s SS21 assortment

Sustainable designer Christopher Raeburn also took element in a reside conversation to launch new 43-piece assortment Raefound, designed of surplus stock originally destined for the army.

He reported: “What can be a lot more radical than producing very little at all? Raefound, these reissued army pieces, it was now out there, but we’re obsessed with manufacturing a lot more and a lot more. The provocation I have for the marketplace is: allows use and get the job done with what we’ve bought.”

Raeburn also known as on the marketplace to start offering product or service in accordance to season: “Spring solutions are sent in the coldest months, then go on sale ahead of it receives heat and you flip it round, so the very same takes place on the other side with winter season solutions.

”My viewpoint is it is essentially flawed, all of a unexpected we’ve experienced this pause to take into consideration what the foreseeable future can glance like.”

The assortment is direct to customer and offered on the Christopher Raeburn site.

Designer Christopher Raeburn wearing Raefound, launched during LFW.

Designer Christopher Raeburn putting on Raefound, released in the course of LFW.

Designer Christopher Raeburn putting on Raefound, released in the course of LFW.

Playful manufacturer Charles Jeffrey Loverboy rounded off the evening, launching a pre-SS21 assortment that was “designed and executed” in the course of lockdown.

The twenty-piece array is unisex and includes “images of self portraiture captured by Charles in the course of a period of time of self-reflection and isolation.” It features oversized knits, hoodies, T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.

When it goes on sale in December, five% of gross sales will be donated to LGBT+ charity Kaleidoscopic Trust.

The designer also hosted a fundraising evening for Uk Black Pride, with reside stream musical performances on the London Fashion Week system.

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Charles Jeffrey’s twenty piece pre-SS21 assortment was designed in the course of lockdown and will launch in December.

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Raeburn and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy were among the couple of brands that have managed to launch new collections in the course of London Fashion Week in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Both of those applied the digital system as an chance to raise consciousness of their new product or service , which will increase customer desire at a time when style wants it most.