Sabinna’s fourth season, entitled ‘I still love you’, was one of the highlights of our second day at London Fashion Week.
Russian-born, Austrian-raised designer Sabinna’s collection explored the feeling of first love you feel as a teenager. That head over heels obsession we have all felt at some point, expressed in beautiful garments.
Just as some of our first boyfriends gave mixed messages, the collection was full of mixed materials – soft organic checked material contrasted with sweatshirts emblazoned with messages such as ‘be mine’ and ‘go away’.
Comfortable hugs were given by soft knitted corsets that added structure to the pieces. Velvet detailing was seen throughout alongside soft suiting, dungarees and skirts. Add to this the crochet flowers and soft knitwear, and the whole collection had a practical and effortless feeling.
The contrasting pinks, reds and greens show the ups and downs in teenage relationships. Sensible velvet court shoes finished the looks, with inks on the soles of the shoes, allowing the models to print their feelings all over the catwalk.
A 15 second short played at the start, showing models entering a 64 DSLR camera rig that scanned their bodies. Sabinna showcased the work that has gone into the collection and the way the garments have been constructed. This was followed up by an augmented reality shopping event after the show which allowed guests to try looks on their own avatar and mix and match pieces from the collection to create their own looks.
With this much work and effort, there is no doubt that we still love Sabinna.