Flashback: celebrating inspiration behind the LFW

A fashion feast that started in a West London car park back in 1984, has discovered the likes of Betty Jackson and John Galliano, survived the recession, acknowledged topless Naomi Campbell and celebrated Stella McCartney’s outsold student collection just to name a few.

But the best ingredient of the LFW meal deal is not the champagne showers (there aren’t so many, sorry folks), the chance to become a target of a well-known street photographer, famous faces mingling around, but INSPIRATION no matter which background or industry you’re coming from.

Let’s acknowledge the creative minds behind some of the inspirational shows that 50/50London has hit this season.

Unique shots in the 50/50London gallery were taken by a talented friend of mine, photographer Egle Aleksandraviciute.

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The fifth collection by the youthful Asli Polat celebrated the femininity and romanticism of us, women. The clean and minimalistic silhouettes were seasoned with playful ruffles, pleating and rushing. Colour palette – suitable for every romantic spirit as playful shirt dresses, crop tops, trousers, skirts and jackets were coloured in brilliant whites, dusty pinks, light blues. A delicate flower pattern picked up the key collection colours uniting the individual pieces in velvet, satin and cotton.


Asli Polat Spring/Summer 2017 collection (E. Aleksandraviciute)

Designer Manuel Facchini drew inspiration from sculpture and natural world in his latest collection celebrating femininity using architectural structures. Central Saint Martins graduate used aqua green, coral and black colours as the base for his pieces, whilst translucent white was incorporated throughout to evoke the fluidity and express influences of the aquatic world.


Manuel Facchini Spring/Summer 2017 collection (E. Aleksandraviciute)

And now… Drum roll please, to this season’s name to follow: Caine London.

Musician Matt Allchin and Stylist Hayley Caine launched their brand in Peckham back in September of 2015. If you’re looking for a gorgeous statement denim jacket (and can splash some cash for it), Caine will be your cup of tea. As it’s described on the brand’s website, the creative duo makes wearable works of art to be worn until they die.

But fashion will never have a best before date, will it?


Designer showrooms (E. Aleksandraviciute)



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