FASHION EAST A/W 2019 – I Don’t Think You Ready For This Jelly
What do you get when you mix your dad’s wardrobe with Paris Hilton and Studio 54? The answer is a Fashion East show of course!
First up for AW19’s offerings we have Dublin born and the University of Westminster MA graduate Robyn Lynch, who’s Irish roots shone through in a relaxed retrospective display of comfortable but captivating knitwear, paired effortlessly in a vintage sports style worthy of any Gaelic gathering.
Working with block colours in blue, white and green, silhouettes are fun but masculine with a focus on a double toggled, high waist detail being my personal highlight.
Followed swiftly, and in stark contrast/nudity, we have Nigerian born Mowalola, who’s trashy take on noughties sex appeal left us fidgeting in all the right places. With a particular interest in exposure, we saw it all and then some with barely-there bodysuits, tightly tailored bumsters, cut-out shirting and micro-minis, Mowalola offered up a hyper-sexualised yet liberating collection. If you need me, I’ll be over there having a cold shower.
The show closed on London based Stefan Cooke, who together with partner Jake Burt, explored the idea of blatant glamour going back to the brand’s thrifting origins. Serving us chain mail, armouresque tailoring, bold fitted leathers, vintage-inspired knits with lace and tassel detailing and 1930s transparent handbags in collaboration with TD Kent. Studio 54 meets a hipster house party. Invitation only of course.