Christian Blanken – SS13 Collection ~ London Fashion Week. Feels like Leather.
London Fashion Week was once again a beauteous array of colour, spontanaity and all things golden glory.
In fitting with this season’s love for colour brights – SS13 presents a magnificent selection of indelible hues and vibrance. Most, if not all of LFW SS13 designers, took their colour palate straight to the catwalk.
Christian Blanken, renowned for his minimalist meets authoritative approach to design, continued this London Fashion Week to embody his signature essence of Sportswear Aesthetic. Basing this collection within the context of the Russian Constructivist Movement – Showcasing a series of dynamic, colour brights whilst staying resolute to his desire for flattery to the female form.
With a distinguishable colour palate of coral and lemon yellows whilst acquainting a mix of black, white and lighter greys.
Making leather a poignant part of the collection, Blanken coalesces an array of suede, python and metallic, in accompaniment of signature, sharp tailoring.
Blanken left followers in awe of his take on the constructivist philosophy of futuristic, linear design – evoking a slightly more edgy range of apparel.
With the eye catching use of hard edges, angles and shapes, further enhanced by contrasting banding and piping – essential to the embodiment and message behind Blanken’s impassioned collection.
Hosting a range of 60’s enthused material in his collection, Blanken echoes the early work of Pierre Cardin and Andre Courreges – in accompaniment of signature shaped sunglasses, welcoming the richness and identity of this iconic era.