Backgrounds: “Kaleidoscope : Ornements abstraits“, pochoirs de Jean Saudé.
I really like the visual presentation of the brand LWTO, as well as the clothes.
Linda Wiesner And Tabitha Osler met while studying at the Royal Fashion Academy in Antwerp and founded LWTO shortly after.
They recognized a natural yet powerful harmony between their core values of sustainability and preservation of craftsmanship, and chose to instill this in a brand of well crafted, elegant knitwear.
Their concept is to create a collection inspired by a location, and informed by the traditional practices and trades of that region.
With their latest collection based around Portugal, we see LWTO adopt the bold colour contrasts and repetitive patterning of Portuguese tiles into their designs. LWTO recognizes that collaboration is more of a conversation than a lecture, so they completed the process by commissioning a local tiler to create traditional tiles embossed with LWTO designs.
Craftsmanship and quality are respected and key. She looks for pieces that are unique and long lasting, that will adapt with her world as she moves through it.
Boden, Margaret Howell AW 2013, Miroslava Duma for Ray-Ban, Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015, Vogue Australia, French painter Louis Janmot.
“London College of Fashion has just announced Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up, which will explore the late designer’s spectacular approach to catwalk beauty. And in the true spirit of McQueen’s innovative genius, it’ll also include a little bit of technical wizardry with the inclusion of some augmented reality.”
Alexander McQueen did great things. When you look at these pictures, you see so many things, not just clothes and pretty girls. He sure is an inspiration.
Warpaint opens on April 30 and runs till August 7 at the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion. Via Dazeddigital, http://bit.ly/1P2SP3C.