London Fashion Week: OnOff Shows


Fashion PR agency, Relative, have been show casing some of their New Generation Designers. Located in the Science Museum in South Kensington, I attended the shows for Krystof Strozyna and Emilio de la Morena on Saturday. This joint show was very exciting and packed with fashionistas such as Alexa Chung who sat in the front row of the OnOff show.


Seated in section A with my glass of Chardonnay, Krystof kicked off the show with his tribal art inspired collection. He incorporated strings into panels on dresses creating geometric patterns on jersey and washed denim. He juxtaposed textures like silk and wool to soft flowing stencils and boxy shapes.  The bodycon shape was reintroduced this season with mint, pinks and beige on a primarily black palette.

The actual collection was good, however I feel that the show was let down by bad organisation. The models were not walking on time which threw of the pulse of the show. None the less, I was impressed with Krystof’s AW 09/10 show. See Image Above.


WOW! The show was Fierce! Before the show I knew very little about this designer. Now not only am I a fan, I am intrigued by him and his talent. The designs were structured more like grand pieces of architecture. The crowd were in awe of Morena’s collection of blues, mustards, rich reds and burgundy autumn tones. The beat of the soundtrack fed the robotic models down the catwalk amazing the photographers and editors. Blends of wool, sheer, peek-a-boo silks and stretched silk culminated in abstract designs inspired by Spanish sculptor, Eduardo Chillida. Morena’s signature body shift dress is executed in this season collection with various faint definitions making each dress individual. He also exhibited high collars, embellishment and cropped trousers.
In short, Morena certainly knows how to please a crowd.


WORDS and Pictures: Linh Ly

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