After a day of trudging to shows in the rain, it was a welcome relief to step into a cozy, cool teenage bedroom--the setting of Markus Lupfer’s presentation. Models lounged on the bed, talking on a burger phone or hugging a giant stuffed bear, while others strummed pink guitars or stared dreamily into the distance, writing in a diary with an oversized daisy pen. The scene could not have been more perfect for a collection featuring a sparkly sweatshirt with cats faces, and t-shirts loudly declaring “Anything boys can do girls can do better.”
While the designer is best known for his glittery knits and playful embellishments, in recent seasons he has developed his product line enormously. Crystal-topped mary-jane flats shown today are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Lupfer’s expansion into shoes and accessories.
The ready-to-wear was also a breath of fresh air--silk cardigans and exquisitely tailored trousers were printed with bright collages, each square a different floral photograph. When asked if he was inspired by Instagram, the designer explained “I thought back to how it is when you’re young, what makes you feel happy. There is a certain feeling of nostalgia, and I wanted this collection to be based on good memories.”
We would expect nothing less from Lupfer, who just might be the nicest, happiest man in fashion.