Monday, 5 March 2012

LFW Diary AW12: Lako Bukia

Taking inspiration from broken mirrors and the conviction of belief in her homeland that looking into a broken mirror brings bad luck, Georgian designer Lako Bukia’s AW12 offering is a shimmering collection of sleek silvers and dominatrix blacks.
Entitled ‘Broken Mirrors’, Bukia plays on her trademark aesthetic for expert cutting, subtly mixed fabrics and bold use of colour to create strong and arresting silhouettes.
Featuring a plethora of sheer blacks juxtaposed with opaque fabrics and embroidery to represent cracked mirrors and shattered glass, the underlying theme is of self-belief and challenging one’s fears. Intricately combining tough leathers with delicate silks and chiffons, the AW12 collection boasts defined curves lent structure by pencil skirts, fitted trousers and dramatic dresses.
A more wearable collection – sure to be a hit with buyers – than perhaps we’ve seen in previous seasons, several shirts, skirts and cute shorts peppered a beguiling catwalk display that was above all else fun, demonstrating the talents of a yound designer who does not take herself too seriously.
Stand-out pieces include silver leather trousers, Silver wide-leg and high-waisted slacks, suede and sheer shirts and beautifully tailored jackets.
Images throughout courtesy of Felicities.

1 comment:

  1. I literally JUST started sketching out ideas for a collection with the same inspiration. Love all the pieces...definitely helps develop my own ideas as well.