Todd Lynn has gained something of a cult following in London, where his elegant poise, razor sharp details and slim silhouettes have influenced the fashionable front row for more seasons than they haven’t. Or so it seems. AW10 sees Lynn return to his roots, (following an exploration of loose fluidity for SS10) combining lean, streamlined shapes with exaggerated shoulder shapes and uber luxurious furs.
Models marched down the catwalk in black jodhpurs and cigarette pants, executed in grey, black and inky blue, worn with fierce Louboutins, replete with multiple buckles and straps. The emphasis was very much on the shoulder, leather, cage-like structures created a more rounded contour, that bought to mind samurai warriors, and protective armour, a theme that was reflected elsewhere in the collection in elbow patches, and segmented details.
Soft taupe and gunmetal knits introduced a gentle softness and again, as we have seen so frequently over the past few days here in London, the longer length prevailed. Never one to neglect the boys, Lynn’s menswear continued his established vocabulary- asymmetric fastenings were closely fitted to the form, whilst enormous brown and golden furs covered the fronts of immaculately tailored coats.
Celebrity spot of the week is Janet Jackson, front row at Todd Lynn and creator of a mini paparazzi scrum.
Photography by Emma Gibney.
Posted by Vicki Loomes