London fashion week is in full swing and we’ve got new show reviews posted. Check out Kinder Aggugini‘s version of Dolly Parton-meets-Jay-Z and get to know Todd Lynn‘s tailored, corrupted ladies. Been away for the weekend? Be sure to check out our London fashion week page to catch up on all the shows and news!
The rock ’n’ roll themed party Todd Lynn throws every September and February is never dull. Set to the tunes of somber, almost haunting rock, Lynn’s fall 2012 collection was just as structured, precise and brilliant as it usually is. The expert tailoring, as we have come to know and love as the hallmark of Lynn’s talent, highlighted the contrasting textures and feeling of the collection.
Twenty-eight pieces of structured viscose silk mixed with fur stoles, jacquard wool silk, finely cut leather and wool felt paved the way for this sort of “corrupted elegance” he believes defines his ideal muse. The result was a juxtaposition of classical elements repurposed in a disarming manner, appearing as grungy leather vests mixed with superbly fitted silk pencil skirts, and shoulder-height leather gloves shown with chic structured dresses. In the midst of brooding autumnal colors (pumpkin oranges, burgundy reds, chocolate browns, dusty grays and slate blues), some liberally draped teal pieces packed quite a punch and injected that dose of elegance and shock Lynn intended from the start.
We know it can be tough to choose favorites in fashion. So we understand why, for the first time, the British Fashion Council chose to award not one, but three promising labels under its Fashion Forward sponsorship scheme. Congratulations to Peter Pilotto’s Christoph and Peter, Meadham Kirchhoff’s Edward and Ben, and Todd Lynn’s…Todd Lynn.
We caught Todd on the phone to ask him about his triumph.