London Fashion Week Review – On|Off - RESHAKE and Colin Horgan

Review

On|Off was again the highlight of the London Fashion Week season presenting the closing show filled with amazing talent. On|Off was established in 2002 by Lee Lapthorne and offers an innovative talent support platform that nurtures emerging fashion designers showcasing their collections at LFW. On|Off has discovered and showcased some of the best talent in the fashion industry today.

This season the collaborative show included 6 brands and in this post, I am looking at the first two, Chinese brand RESHAKE and Colin Horgan.

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RESHAKE AW19 collection explored themes around spirituality found in Buddhism, blending traditional Chinese elements of craftsmanship with modern materials. Monastic billowing sleeves and draping hoods create a juxtaposition between the mystical world and the bright frenetic pace of modern Chinese life. There were plenty of sportswear references in the form of slogan scarves, funnel necks and pop colour windbreakers.

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For AW19, Colin Horgan continues with a woman in restless transport. The brand describes the collection in expressive language that I found hard to define but what I saw was a unique version of power dressing. Horgan drew inspiration from the strength in women in his family and surreal female characters. Among the power red plastic liquid power pieces there were subtler elements such as a pair of grey trousers with blue patent leather patches worn with a bright blue top and wide belt.