The Ones To Watch show was also an exciting one to discover new design talent and I was particularly drawn to the work of Alice Lee and Malene Oddershede Bach as I was watching the show. There were elements of leather woven in between stitches in most of the Alice Lee pieces giving knitwear a tougher edge. I’m not usually a fan of pink or neons, but I loved the head-to-toe looks by Malene Oddershede Bachand the unexpected knitwear element.
I was very much excited about the Leutton Postle show and it didn’t disappoint, despite starting over an hour late. I’ve been following Jenny Postle’s career ever since I saw her work at the Knitting and Stitching Show a while ago and in the meantime she’s completed an MA at the Central St Martins, sold her collection to Browns and launched a label with fellow CSM glad Sam Leutton. The handcrafted elements within previous collection’s by Postle is still present, whilst Leutton brings her knowledge of knitwear manufacturing in China to the table to produce vibrant yet technically innovative collections. I guess you know from previous posts that this collection was right up my street and I loved exploring the pieces close-up in the upstairs exhibition. It’ll be interesting to see how they will develop their trademark fringing, crochet and e-wrapping techniques each season.
There’s still a lot more of London Fashion Week I have to process, but hopefully I will get some more posts up in due course. It’s extremely hard to narrow down the 2000+ photos I took!