Updated: Aug 4
Paula Knorr, the queen of draping, sequins and metallics once again represented the ultimate extravagance in her SS19 collection at this year’s London Fashion Week. With a line of eye catching, reflective designs dazzling across the mirrored set of her fashion week presentation, the series of fitted dresses, beautiful draping, cape like contours and ruffles demanded the attention of every individual to view her display.
Graduating from the Royal College of Art, the designer’s career really took off after winning the NEWGEN award in 2015, giving the German designer the backing to begin her own line, and the credibility to stage her show stopping designs to a list of high-profile clienteles.
With a collection representing femininity with an edge, Paula Knorr’s signature design style and tailoring techniques combined with the incorporation of both striking and gentle fabrics including stretchy cotton, soft viscose crepe and shiny metallic lame, creates a collection of comfortable yet sensual dressing. Designing for the strong, sensual woman, her collection provides a representation of power and femininity, in a timeless collection for women of all ages.
Using a perfectly combined colour palette of crème tones, soft oranges, warm pinks, pastels and steel blues, the collection of fluid feminine pieces highlighted the elegant movement of the female form. Collaborating with Rathel&Wolf, their collection of statement jewellery perfectly paired with the collection of glamourous ensembles, creating a contrast between the bold language of the jewellery and Knorr’s signature fluid shapes.
Combining metallics, mesh and glitter one of Paula Knorr’s stand out outfit in a collection of show stoppers, included a pair of soft burned orange metallic trousers, featuring a high waist, falling into a wide fit the perfect tailoring provided elegant movement for the garment with a flawless light reflecting sheen. Paired with a long sleeve illusion tulle top, the garments sleeves presented wide draping matching with the shape of the trousers. Covering the lightweight fabric an array of glittery clouds, including a soft pink and the same burned orange shade that appeared on the trousers, created the illusion of translucent textures.
Showing a reflection of her previous AW18 collection, Knorr’s development as a designer is clearly exhibited in her latest collection. Keeping her signature sequin and metallic preferences, this year showed her expanding to more distinctive colour palettes, in contrast to her previous collection of predominantly, red and silver designs.