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PA5H SS17 London Fashion Week catwalk showDay 2 of London Fashion Week and we were running on a combination of adrenaline and free coconut water (what else?!) as we developed legs of steel in the queue to enter the highly anticipated PA5H S/S ‘17 show.

But any complaints of sore feet or lack of sleep were quickly forgotten about as we were ushered downstairs and sucked into a buzz of apprehension and excitement.

PA5H SS17 London Fashion Week catwalk show

The downstairs space was compact; with low ceilings and close seating, it felt intimate. If you were lucky enough to have a ticket, you were guaranteed a good view.

The show began in the dark, with high energy music setting the tone for the fierce display that was about to commence.

Models strutted out wearing a mixture of sharp cuts and bold patterns, red eyeliner and dramatic makeup.

PA5H SS17 London Fashion Week catwalk show

The S/S range, which seeks inspiration from Formula One racing, embodies the speed and power of fast, reckless sports. The collection, aptly named ‘Tyred’, includes chequered shorts, re-worked jumpsuits and bold shapes in unusual fabrics and textures.

We instantly fell in love with the thick denim chokers and arm cuffs which featured – proving that chokers are not going anywhere anytime soon!

Our favourite piece from the sports-luxe collection? It has to be the beautifully embellished checkered coat, comprised of no less than 100,000 beads.

PA5H SS17 London Fashion Week catwalk show

And this year, men need not feel left out – the show included PA5H’s first menswear range, including its very own men’s beaded bomber jacket.

PA5H SS17 London Fashion Week catwalk show

PA5H, which is based in East London, is more than just a fashion brand – it is the product of combining art, styling, fashion and video. It prides itself on working with an artistic collective, and the S/S range has an urban feel to it – something which steals inspiration from urban American subculture.

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Established in 2014 by London College of Fashion graduate Dasha Pashevkina, the brand may be young – but it is certainly leading the race in the game of fashion this Spring!

PA5H SS17 London Fashion Week catwalk show

Photos by Simon Armstrong c/o Forward PR.