On/Off | SS19

Closing this year’s London Fashion Week, On/Off presented a collection of sixty outfits from a variety of designers including, Chocolab, Lonshaw Ward, IA London, D.P Tanner and Colin Horgan.

The first collection to storm the runway was Chocolab. Showcasing a collaboration with a secondary, like minded designer, KTZ, along with a ground-breaking collection of ready to wear menswear and womenswear. Featuring a line of twenty outfits, twelve designed by Chocolab and eight designed by KTZ, each outfit in the collection resembled elements of fashion with a contemporary, urban edge, embodying the streetwear aesthetic that both brands are renowned for.

Introducing streetwear that breaks the norm the collection includes aspects of the rebellious punk movement, merging contemporary spirit and postmodern, international creative vision. As a tribute to the streetwear culture both brands originated from, the menswear and womenswear collection includes a series of statement jackets made from materials such as leather and transparent plastics. Featuring silver chains, wide leg trousers and mid-calf boots, the collection perfectly displays the edge embodied in streetwear.

Following Chocolab a series of contrasting designs, from the various designers hit the runway, including a collection filled with sheer layering, statement earrings and bags, and vibrant foiled leathers from Longshaw Ward. Following this, a collection from IA London with a range of expanding and morphing silhouettes printed with authentic, diverse images, inspired by Japanese culture, art, history and philosophy.

Finishing the catwalk and closing 2018 London Fashion Week, a futuristic collection from Colin Horgan graced the runway, with the presence of a collection resembling the movement of contemporary fashion into the future. A mixture of hyper sensational silhouettes featured alongside long lean shapes. Symbolising a transformation for the wearer into a bold, confident new self.

Highlighting bold, eccentric fabrics such as metallic lame, holographic plastics and metallic overlays, the collection of vibrant, colourful garments created a huge impact on the runway, detailed with excessive belting and straps lifting away from the body. The final outfit to feature, was a full orange metallic co-ord, including a ruffled strapless top, loose tailored trousers including silver zippers at the base, and a strappy shredded effect floor length coat, fastened at the neck.

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