Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Stand out Collection thus far from London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011- Louise Gray, a collection and inspiration

This themed filled collection is like being at a fashion circus and I mean that in the most wonderful way possible. Louis Gray's Pop party carnival of color, embellishment, and texture for the first time, might be surprised at the designer's post-show assessment. "I was trying to think more of a wardrobe of what a woman wants," Gray said backstage, her hair newly dyed an icy pink. "Like the jumpers and the different coats that you can wear to various occasions. I think it really looks like a wardrobe." quoted from the Designer. This collection had major color blocking with the pullovers and cardigans along with the balloon hats were simply magical. Gray's textile-design training shone through here. On the mohair, she layered pixelated and blown-up plaid patterns, and when she used classic tartan wools, she overprinted them with bright checkers. Elsewhere, she used smocking to add a third dimension.

The collection was named Up Your Look, a double entendre that either connotes an upgrade or suggests that Gray is going to do what she does, and if you don't like it, you know where you can put it. It's just that rebel spirit that makes her work so much fun to see.