There were three students from Lasalle at the international show that stood out for me. Firstly Vicole Lang who produced Gareth Pugh like drama with black moulded Balenciaga style hips that were sculpted into feather like structures. It was exceptionally cut and a real dramatic piece. I also loved the leather jacket. It looked so expensive I could practically smell it from my seat!
Li Sang created a 'rebellious toy' collection. While the colours were poppy, pretty and doll like (hues of yellow, green, white) the dresses were body con with plenty of angular and architectural panelling. Peplum side panels jutted out while sculptured spikes popped out all over the show!
Lidya Chrisjen's cut away jersey leggings with twists on the fabric were really fabulous and the rope jumpsuit was creative and challenging. There were also bustiers made of rope and the marble tie dye print jerseys, hoisted and held into position by ropes made for a cohesive and interesting look. Taupe, orange, pink and khaki made for a strong palette.