A show invite normally gives you the basic information about a show. However, this season’s Starsica invite was a work of art, and we knew that this show was going to be good. Inspired by Greek tragedy, this collection had a theatrical otherness that took this show to the next level.
The Starsica woman is bold and fun, with a real sense of style. The garments were striking yet wearable, with jacket and dress combos, sensual layering and print play. Florals mixed with plaids in a fresh and innovative way.
The models added to the drama of the show, taking their time on the catwalk – twirling, laughing and pointing at the onlooking audience. They wafted down with a chilling soundtrack that emphasised the dramatic themes at play in the collection.
This South Korean designer is set for big things, and it is clear that Ike Seungik Lee is aware of the power of branding. Using the Starsica logo on waistbands, on necklines and on the back of jackets, it was a very modern approach to logo-mania. Accessories also played a big part in the success of this show, with fun minaudière’s in the form of tiny cabinets and coffins hanging from the model’s arms and swung in the air like toys.
It is clear that Lee is aware that fashion doesn’t have to be so serious, and this was one of the most entertaining and technically perfected shows we attended this season.