Saturday, 13 September 2014


Crediting Alexander McQueen as her fashion idol, one of the most anticipated designers at Fashion Scout, without doubt, is Lulu Liu. The LCF graduate has been consistently impressing the industry since her 2011 graduation, having received press attention from Vogue, Cosmopolitan and ELLE. 

Known for garments that mirror her Chinese heritage in use of colour, fur and signature pleats, tonight Liu sent models down the runway to a chorus of "All the ducks are swimming in the water" in a show that steered things in an unexpected direction. 

Entitled 'The Emotional Path', Liu's intention for SS15 was to channel youth, innocence and childhood - no doubt the result of her recent embark into motherhood. 

This evening, denim blue and serene white were the signatures of the show representing the influence her young son has had on her, as well as the purity of our early years.

Bows adorned dresses in a variety of sizes, and childhood prints were also a fundamental feature as dresses and skirts were emblazoned with toy cars and the alphabet. 

This season Liu stepped away from Chinese inspiration, though pillar box red made a fleeting comeback. Frayed hems and ruffles contrasted against corset detailing, tight skirts and nipped in waists, and represented the joyful and carefree times children spend playing before being beckoned to adulthood.

Liu's aesthetic, combined with slicked back hair on models, demonstrated a bold look for women seeking luxury. With childhood undertones clearly apparent in her work, Liu carefully considered the adult palette, and taste, which brought two worlds together here in London tonight.

"The Emotional Path" was Liu's eighth feature with Fashion Scout, in which she introduced a new level of sophistication, fusing elegance and opulence to deliver her take on the SS15 woman. 

By Clarissa Waldron, (@thisisclarissa).
Photographs by Elizabeth Hodson.