Where last season was all leather, wool and rollnecks, yesterday saw Lucas Nascimento present spaghetti straps, exposed midriffs and microfine silk.
Inspired by Brigitte Bardot stepping out in a towel in the film ‘Le Mepris’, the designer’s realisation felt more gym appropriate, in the best way possible.
There was romance for sure – executed beautifully in the way the straps fell off the models shoulders as if lifted by a lover – but the colours and prominence of white felt clean.
Hair was ‘sweaty’ at the front, and dresses looked like towels; even tops had the fold of a towel poking out at the front, while hemlines had a triangular slit detail. Fastenings were absent to the eye, as jackets and shirts simply hung open, a further reference to the nature of a towel.
Leather made an appearance but colours were kept cool; this felt like a summer collection.
All images from www.londonfashionweek.co.uk.
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