It all began with a band rocking live music in a basement that felt like a rock & roll reunion with laughs, drinks and enjoyment. A very unusual fashion show that submerged the guests into the full spirit of the brand, the collection and the designer, the Canadian-turned-Londoner, Todd Lynn.
I was suddenly seating next to fashion editor of Tank magazine, Sara Gilmour, and before the show kicked off she said: “I love this, it’s all about Todd Lynn. Rock n’ roll baby!” And then of course the cosmopolitans and cocktails spiced up the atmosphere that was about to close one hectic first day of London Fashion Week.
Todd Lynn is better known for his outwear tailored collections, but this time he looks back at his design hits in the search of a new feel that collects the best of the past. Entitled The Wild Boys, spring/summer 14 was more feminine and lighter than usual, but his signature rock edge was still pretty much alive.
Blazers, shift dresses and decorative backs come with the new fresh collection. I would say that the key details of the show was the many backless garments, floatings elements grabbed with harness belts that crowned shoulder blades.
He kept his very own tailoring and iconic leather pieces such as biker gilets and shorts, but he introduced a new energy with silks printed with stripes, he removed jacket collars to achieve raw edges, and introduced pleat dresses and macramé constructed in a nested snake pattern, seen in the the decorative backs and complete see-through pieces.
You would never see Todd Lyyn using bright colours, so he also sticked to his classic colours: black, white, olive green and cyan, as a new colour to his palette.
Once again, Todd Lynn’s designs were decorated with black, white and khaki Louboutin’s red soles.
The band: Wolf Alice