London Fashion Week Men’s SS18 highlights
Savannah Small-Swaby and Hannah Gooding
14 Jun 2017
For SONGZIO’s SS18 collection it was all about showcasing mens designs in a clean and clear cut way. The Crossing Veils collection by the South Korean designer was a fresh start to an early Saturday morning in the bright BFC show space. As models strutted around the extremely spacious room, onlookers got to view the label’s designs that played with colourful vertical lines and structured silhouettes.
Creative director Zio Song displayed a light collection, with straight cut trousers with fringe trims down the sides, and cropped jackets. The striking contrast of blazers teamed with oversized shirts suggested the label’s desire to create a new wave of modern style, refusing to conform to the constant traditions menswear has been known to follow in the past. The introduction of the label’s footwear, that included embellished derby’s with metal studs and sandals, showed the growth of the collection and the potential its future collections will have.
Words by Savannah Small-Swaby, illustrations by Nicole Chui
When I was doing my GCSEs, my textiles teacher joked that we might have to staple our final designs together if we ran out of sewing time before the hand-in deadline. I am doubtful as to whether KTZ’s Creative Director Marjan Pejoski ever met Ms Butler, but he took this idea and ran with it, making stapled leather look extremely elegant.
When I showed my housemates the chainmail tops and veils made of aluminium can ring pulls they were less than impressed, but what is the purpose of fashion if not to appall from time to time? Intentional or not, this use of mundane objects as building material exemplified tongue-in-cheek chic for me, offset against clean shapes, and a monochrome palette with hints of khaki green.
Words by Hannah Gooding, images via Danial Thompson.