‘Library’ Designer Showcase at LFW

Fashion brand-development company Avant-Premiere sponsored a “Designer Library” on 21st of February during London Fashion Week. The event allowed over twenty designers to showcase their latest collection while enjoying an early afternoon brunch with guests. Featuring food stylist Tom Wolfe at the Library bar and event space on St Martin’s Lane. The creative hub served as platform for relatively new designers to have their work on view for guests to see. With pastries and fruit in hand, guests wondered around the two-floored space to see what new for the 15/16 Autumn-Winter collections.

Designer highlights:

A fairly new womenswear label, Rebson’s second collection on view was inspired by Scandinavian minimalism. The tailored cuts on the garments were taken from 90s sportswear, but the collection had relatively relaxed silhouettes that can be attributed to the 70s inspiration. With chic, clean-cut lines and directional attitude, the label, now just over a year old, is sure to make waves in the London fashion community.

French label Morgan Kirch premiered her A/W 2015 collection that featured many directional cuts, with pure line and fabrics from French and Italian suppliers. The line’s signature of French elegance continues with the collection and brings us a bold, yet timeless look for women of all personalities.

Bringing us fresh looks with her signature uniquely-handmade fabrics, Helen Van Rees’ “Around the Block” collection for A/W 15 features designs with two color palettes- black and white versus black and reds. Drawing inspiration from contemporary art installations, van Rees uses organic materials to create purely geometrical clothing with clean lines for the contemporary woman.

On the accessories end, London-based scarf designer Leona Lengyel’s luxury will scarves were as much a work of art as a beautiful accessory. By first hand -painting the designs with oil and acrylic paint and then digitally transforming them onto silk satin and chiffon, Lengyel’s scarves appear as water-color paintings with the faint image of a woman in all. Her color usage was just as unique as jewelry artist Stefania Indelicato of Amber Souk jewelry, who’s pop of color in fine detail throughout her work promise to catch one’s eye.  MIS ap10 MIS ap9 MIS ap8 MIS ap13 MIS ap5MIS ap12