Sunday, 22 February 2009

Roving Reporter : Louise Amstrup

I have to admit, up until last night, I was feeling rather uninspired by fashion week. Then Jensen rolled up and Ann-Sofie Back followed and it finally felt like London was getting its groove back.
That brings me to today...
Lousie Amstrup has been going from strength to strength over the past few seasons. Having held a position at McQueen it is little wonder that this girls strengths in structural cutting and exciting prints is almost second to none. Mixing leather, chiffon and jersey and working in prints is no easy task. Taking inspiration from the 80's and reflecting the structured peplums seen as Balenciaga last season, Amstrup presented a strong, bold and innovative collection.
Coats in wool and next seasons must have, felted wool, had over sized lapels, that were both comical and cool.
Prints again referenced this idea of 'tribal futurism' and were in a mix of monochrome tones and acid yellow and orange.
Dresses structured with strong shoulders and incredible, jaunty, hip peplums (think Balenciaga) and again had that eighties come futurism vibe.
Trousers were oh, so, skinny, and shift dresses featured front, chiffon, draping.
While the base of the collection was monochrome, the acid colours ensured a chic, London vibe, that will be loved by all the cool kids!

Love Louise Amstrup!

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