Entitled the ‘Chromatic Diversion’, Alex S. Yu’s presentation at London Fashion Week had intergalactic charm with some psychedelic chic thrown in the mix for good measure.
We loved the high low/feel of the presentation. With the bright coloured high tech fabrics of the garments against the tinfoil covered set, it felt approachable and fun.
The Alex S. Yu woman is fun and not afraid of trying new things. And this collection is certainly perfect for that – with bold shapes and strong textures playing with proportions and weights of fabrics, the collection pushed the boundaries of sports luxe to new frontiers.
Made up of overused jackets, jumpers, skirts and culottes, the collection has an easy comfortable feel to it that can be worn with other pieces or separately depending on your mood.
The prints seen throughout the collection were inspired by space and are expressed in a galaxy of colours. The collection also takes a detour through the psychedelic 1960’s, pulling references from wild parties and strong silhouettes.
The collection had an eccentric feel with multiple clashes of textures, colours and volume. Ruffles feature like undulations of outer space landscapes while the models padded around the set in seriously covetable faux fur slides. Everything has an oversized comfortable feel to it – almost an anti-gravity ease.
There was also a sense of navy branding, with Alex S. Yu ribbon on skirts, tied in models hair and on the slides adorning the models feet, giving the collection an Alexander Wang-meets-Star Trek kind of feeling.
It seems that if this collection is anything to go by, Alex S. Yu is set for fashion stardom. Meanwhile we’ll see you on Mars – the Moon is so last season.