Lights, Camera, Grazia! Your backstage pass to London Fashion Week
From Victoria Beckham's naughty side to Christopher Kane's redemption of plastic, Grazia meets the designers and discovers their inspiration...
“This season, we built on our couture techniques to bring together a collection designed to evoke emotion and romanticism in the midst of uncertainty
for the UK.”
“The collection was about the legacy of inheritance, the story of Princess Orietta Doria-Pamphilj, heiress to one of Italy’s greatest families, who spent time in London in the ’60s. It’s ’60s liberated London meets Italian propriety and the decadence of Renaissance art.”
“I considered the intimacy of Louise Bourgeois’ tapestries. Working with the artist’s studio and being able to reinterpret her fabric works into my vocabulary was a privilege.”
“Fire, earth, water and air – the elemental establishes a basis for the collection of silhouettes, patterns
and decorative motifs.”
“I know plastic has become a dirty word, but the point with these pieces is that they’re never meant to be thrown away.”
“We live in a time of crazy contrasts, blurred boundaries and perceptions, a narrative that I wanted to explore in this collection, through colour, volume, texture and movement.”
“How do you have the fantasy and imagination in fashion? It’s about silhouettes and looks, and how you see them from different angles.”
Preen by Thorton Bregazzi
“We were inspired by the joy of dance and the sense of community it brings.”
“I felt this collection looked quite cinematic. My woman’s a lady, but she’s not always ladylike – she’s got a naughty side to her."