LFW The Ones To Watch

BATD ON Feb 03, 2010 AT 3:38 pm

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

As has come to be expected, London Fashion Week is loaded with up-and-comers this winter. While many deserving designers are hoping to make an impact in the fashion world, we have the scoop on a few we think you should keep an eye on.

 Every year, the British Fashion Council gives out a Fashion Forward award, and this year that award has gone to Louise Goldin. Goldin’s line shows off her own knits in a variety of pastel colours. The thing about Goldin is that she makes fabulous knitwear without sticking to the usual knitwear silhouettes. This makes her designs intriguing, but more intriguing is her admitting to finding inspiration in “science research libraries.”

The design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

The design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

Giving an Athenian point of view to the London runway is designer Mary Katrantzou. Though she attended the Rhode Island School of Design, she claims to be more inspired by the French, specifically their colonial empires. She also finds ideas in “portraiture” and “excess.” Sponsored by Topshop as a NEWGEN designer, she likes to keep her graphics bold and her jewellery industrial.

Another one of the NEWGEN brands is Peter Pilotto. Actually comprised of Pilotto and another designer, Christopher De Vos, the nationalities of the two designers include Australian, Italian, Belgian and Peruvian. This diverse background is representative of their working relationship, as Pilotto’s expertise lies in fabrics and prints while De Vos is better with silhouettes. They make it very clear however that their style of collaboration is more than just a combination of their talents. Pilotto especially loves the Dover Street’s Market in London.

Louise Gray and Maria Francesca Pepe are two more NEWGEN designers, both accentuating the bold. Gray works a lot with attention-grabbing prints and colours designed especially for “fun” women, while Pepe’s passion is bold jewellery. She lists one of her inspirations for her autumn/winter line as the death of Michael Jackson.

London Fashion Week runs from the 19th to the 24th of February.

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