It was a Sunday morning mass of a different kind at LSO St Luke’s, the stunning church venue for this season’s Blow Presents showcase on Old Street, on day three of London Fashion Week. This season’s showcase included collections from Jane Bowler, Fanny & Jessy, Liberum Arbitrum (designed by Shinsuke Mitsouka) and Eleanor Amoroso, all of whom have already garnered international press coverage, including prestige publications such as Vogue Italia, Another Man, VICE, and VOLT Magazine. Given the calibre of these young designers, it was a very eagerly anticipated show, and the atmosphere was electriv, something that was enhanced by the fantastic music by Joe and Will Ask at Red Bull Studios; it not only encapsulated the tone of each individual collection, but worked in perfect harmony with the gothic romance of the venue.
Amoroso’s collection was wildly different to her predecessor’s. It was only Amoroso’s second season but already her unique hand-crafted pieces have already attracted a lot of attention and been worn by Alice Dellal on the cover of Volt Magazine. Perhaps better categorised as ‘art’ rather than clothing, each piece of knitwear was intricately detailed and featured fringing similar to Jane Bowler’s. Playing it safe with a colour palette of black and cream made for a very elegant and sophisticated collection that could have become all too much if other colours had been used. It was an interesting and innovative take on knitwear that is sure to acquire a cult following in the near future.
Words & Photos for fashiontent by Sophie Hollins - please credit