KINDER AGUGGINI S/S 10 AT LFW
BFC tents, Somerset House
Presentation is everything and all the styling stops were pulled out for Kinder Aggugini’s second outing for LFW, full on thematic hair and make up, full on styling and music all driving home the concept “the loss of innocence”. The models were tousled and trussed up like a disheveled Jane Eyre meets Chanel. The design concept in part was a process of deconstructing child’s dresses and refitting them to a women’s form inserting panels and strapping in the negative spaces. That was one element, then there was the fabrication which stretched from pinky tweeds, to metallic inky graphic prints, circular half lazer cut outs, stripes, splashes and hand painting on chiffons and silks all billowing, pulled, tucked and draped in layers.
The silhouette in movement was both subtle and complex with a slightly elongated torso and relaxed waist allowing the volume to flow more naturally off the body. Cut out paneling on the back and wide necklines helped create the illusion of lightly suspended volume, easy wear evening dress. The lowered waist line was accentuated in one dress with the bottom half appearing to be supported by braces and a simple vest shape on top, giving a modern fresh and languid summer silhouette. In contrast to the general press ( we at slashstroke have the luxury of lapsed deadline) who felt Agugginis strengths lay in his jackets and tailoring, we wanted the damn things off and to let a cool wind brush past the naked arms and swish around the elliptical, tear drop forms parding the catwalk. Jackets, hair and all it was a bit Lacroix, but often with Lacroix you cant see the fashion for the trees, there was a lot of heavy elements in Agugginis collection but it was the lightness that lingers.