LFW S/S13: Swedish School of Textiles

Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13 Swedish School of Textiles SS13 Swedish School of Textiles SS13 Swedish School of Textiles SS13 Swedish School of Textiles SS13
By Laura S October 11, 2012
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Swedish School of Textiles SS13
Renowned for showcasing eclectic and quirky designs from its MA and BA graduates the S/S13 showcase from the Swedish School of Textiles did not disappoint with its latest springtime offering. Hailed as 'the place where creativity and  technology meet' designs from this years graduates continued to challenge our perceptions of fashion and make us think beyond the aesthetics. Featuring 14 of the schools hottest young designers there was much anticipation as to what weird and wonderful delights would soon be parading down the brightly lit catwalk of the magnificent Freemason's Hall. Swedish School of Textiles SS13 With a theme of sustainability and concern for the planet running throughout the presentation graduates once again 'thought outside the box' to bring us an innovative mix of materials, textures and colours to reflect these underlying issues. Opening the show with a collection of utilitarian jumpsuits in neutral colours Daniel Larsson presented a theme of 'men at work' with clothes featuring dirt and soil stains as well as the unconventional use of materials that was to set the tone for the following collections. A pair of trousers made of hay, a jumpsuit covered with googly eyes and a dress made of plastic balls were among some of the more unusual pieces on show. Taking minimal to the extreme models for Johan Nordberg wore nude coloured body suits and carried pieces of cardboard to represent the basic shape of garments and create a highly conceptual look. Another interesting use of material saw Andreas Eklof print street style esque photos onto paper which were then worn by models like a shroud to create a very unique catwalk collection... Possibly the most innovative show at LFW the Swedish School of Textiles pride themselves on individuality. While perhaps not the most wearable of trends (understatement of the century!) it's definitely a one to watch for up and coming designers.
Read More