And for the final time (well, from LC:M, anyway), it’s Lizzie for Girl in Menswear. It’s been a real trip, and I’ve loved every second. I hope my pictures have given you some insight on the crazy, creative, colour-saturated world that is fashion week.
Before I get on to today’s pics, a quick run down of the catwalks I was lucky enough to see. Check out my Instagram for snaps. GQ China presented a show by Sankuanz, up-and-coming designers from China whose show was an insane collision between Eastern anime culture and Scandinavian minimalism. In the first half of the show, the models were dressed in primarily black and white, with unusual cuts and shapes contradicting the lack of variation in colour. In the second part of the catwalk, the models sported huge neon papier-mache hands and cartoonish make-up, introducing primary colours and fringing into the designs. An absolute treat on the eyes, and an incredible show. Bravo, GQ China, and bravo Sankuanz.
The Tiger of Sweden show was a totally different ball game, with the designers presenting sharp tailoring with surprising accents, such as leather sleeves, baseball caps and florals. The colours were mainly muted navies, greys and creams, so the addition of pastel patent brogues and tan Chelsea boots made for an interesting and aesthetically enjoyable pairing. Great soundtrack too, with the models walking to the likes of Arcade Fire.
Back to the babes. So, for the final day we have a focus on girls in menswear. And may I tell you, I was not disappointed; from start to end, Tuesday at LC:M was a lesson in style. I was lucky enough to get to speak to Donya-Patrice, sartorial supernova and mega-stylist. She also happens to be the sister of Martell ‘Mr Flyy’ Campbell, but is a force of fashion to be reckoned with entirely in her own right. Her vintage tie featuring manatees really caught my eye, as did her gorgeous door-knocker earrings.
Kerstin, who was heading up PR for Tiger of Sweden, showed how black is an inexhaustible font of style, adding pastel accents to her muted get up. Over on the other end of the spectrum was stylist Akira, who I caught right at the end of the day and who had SOMEHOW managed to keep her virginal ensemble completely stain-free. Teach me your ways, guru. Her incredible choker was by Gogo Phillip, who specialises in huge, statement jewellery.
And what would a Girl in Menswear slideshow be without the original and ultimate GiM, Sophia. Also, this serves as proof that we actually spent any time together; we did! Sophia looked fine as anything in culottes and bralet by Paper London, with sunglasses by Wildfox Couture and slides by Zara. Doing us all proud.
I did promise – if I bumped into the Gandynator and Oliver Cheshire again, I’d stop being a little girl and take their photographs. And everyone, that is exactly what I did. Did I actually ask who they were wearing? Of course not. I was too damn pleased with myself for getting a picture. Also, they aren’t girls in menswear but men in menswear, so who cares?
Thank you everyone for keeping up with my fashion week adventures. I trust you’ve enjoyed my little window into S/S ’15, and you’ve been inspired.