LGFW, Spring 2012: Day Two

Oct 19 2011 by
Categories : Fashion

Amanda Kew Lee, Joeffer Caoc and Chloe Comme Parris


It’s day two at the tents and
Amanda Lew Kee kicked things off by  picking up right where yesterday’s designers left off, continuing the  increasingly ubiquitous trends of bold multi-hued prints, sheer float-y  chiffon and contrast zipper detailing which, from  the way they were buckling and pulling, could probably have benefited  from a couple more days finessing.
Typically known for his posh eveningwear, tailored pieces and  architectural details, veteran
Joeffer Caoc surprised audiences by  taking a decidedly sporty turn on the runway with fresh takes on classic  athletic wear for spring. With the long distance runner  as his muse, Caoc created edgy 80s-inspired sportswear from fuchsia

hoodies and mesh racer skirts to electric blue shorts and shimmering  silver track pants.
The Mercedez-Benz Start Up show lured fashion fans to the tents with the promise of exciting new work from five up-and-coming designers, free SmartWater and, oh right, a special appearance by Jessica Stam who was  given the honour of announcing the evening’s winner. The five finalists included
UNTTLD (edgy, punk, leather), 
Travis Taddeo (minimal lines, jersey fabrics, luxury street wear), Cassie Dee (modern daywear, bold patterns, unique details), Triarchy  (jeans) and this year’ Start Up winner, Montreal-based  label Martin Lim (fluid, feminine, modern).
Martin Lim may have won tonight’s top prize, but sisters Parris and Chloe Gordon of
Chloe Comme Parris had arguably the day’s top show. A  paint-splattered runway set the stage for some of the best prints and  patterns we’ve seen so far this season. Word on the  street is they were custom designs the girls created with their mother. Creativity, it seems, definitely runs in the family.

Categories: Fashion