WHO: Another of the NEWGEN gang – Lucas Nascimento, a designer championed for his ability to take knitwear from off-duty to after-hours; this season he created all-knitted jacquards by blending silk with twisted yarn.
WHAT: The designer’s on-schedule catwalk show at London Fashion Week.
WHERE: LFW HQ at Somerset House.
FRONT ROW: The Independent’s Fashion editor Alex Fury, plus big-time bloggers like Susie Bubble and DisneyRollerGirl.
COLLECTION IN 5 WORDS: Sheer, draping, jewel-tones, silk, layering.
PLAYLIST: Dreamy glockenspiels with drums building for a dramatic finale.
WHAT WE LOVED: The COLOURS. The looks went from soft butterscotch leather to rich jacquard jewel tones then clean top-to-toe white.
INSPIRED BY: Lucas’ long-term BFF and visual artist Nina Fowler, for being “extremely determined yet relaxed.”
HERO PIECE: The tangerine-coloured ‘half-dress’ that sent everyone’s Instagram feed into an orange frenzy
HAIR & BEAUTY: Make-up was fresh and neutral with graphic white liner on the eyes, while hair came slicked on-top but left loose and flowing down the back.
WHAT THE SHOW NOTES SAID: “The SS15 collection reveals a woman’s nonchalant refinement.
WHAT THE EDITORS SAID:
@Indyfashion: “Asymmetric Satsuma. A sentence I never thought I’d write.”
@CharlotteGush: “Beautiful jewel tones, layering and sari-style draping at Lucas Nascimento.”
Words Holly Swayne.