Let's close our coverage of fashion month with one last look back at London and a collection of covetable, contemporary pieces that made up the sophomore collection of husband and wife duo Longshaw Ward.
The pair, who met in the design studio of Alberta Ferretti, used shiny, reflective fabrics including silver foiled leather and sequin-covered net to create a 1980s sci-fi movie feel. The clothes were covered in fluorescent spacecraft and leaf-covered stars both of which informed the colour palette. The denim asymmetrical skirts and cropped, wide-legged trousers were bordered with more of the print and topstitched in gold thread to evoke the traditional finish found on jeans. There were several jersey pieces including t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies which were printed with individual drawings and embellished with beading and embroidery.
Just as important as the clothes was the jewellery which was handcrafted in their London studio. Brightly coloured glass beads, star and leaf shapes with Swarovski crystals were juxtaposed with hand-worked aluminium wire for a more industrial feel.
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