Saini Chan and Sophie Hun are guiding a new generation of designers through Lunyee Studio. As graduates from the London College of Fashion, they work with their team of skilled young people to bring a visual communication aspect to each collection which features both menswear and womenswear.
For SS19 the rising designers showcase features a huge variety of styles and techniques within the collection. Slouched silhouettes and layered garments paired with metallic chain detailing demonstrated a contrasting mix of rebellion with non-form fitting street inspired pieces. Neutral tones were apparent throughout the show with deconstructed denim pieces added to the already experimental looks. Sleek and modern garments challenged gender norms and androgynous styles enhanced the vast use of textiles. Leather jackets worked well alongside PVC bucket bag layered in chains and silver hard ware, whilst delicate embroidery displayed the talents of the LCF graduates.
Asian conical hats made from woven textiles embellished with chains alluded the variety between the traditional aspects of the collection with a flair of nonconformity.
Saini and Sophie aim to display the rise in fashion enthusiasm in Shenzhen, China. By utilising their design and textile techniques they express their unique aesthetic. The garments that are constructed feature natural fibres in fabric and demonstrate their vision through asymmetric silhouettes and sophisticated structures. These reiterate the modernity and edge that is the foundation of the contemporary designs and the teams they work with.
Photography by Erefua Boakye