On the second day of London Fashion Week I attended one show – Fashion Scout’s Judy Wu Autumn Winter ’16 show at Freemason’s hall. This was different to the ones I had attended the previous day, as it was a full show format rather than a presentation. I didn’t have a great view for taking pictures but I managed to take some that weren’t too bad, which I’ve included in this post.
The Autumn/Winter ’16 Judy Wu “Avi-a-trix” show was inspired by aviation, and icons in that industry such as Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson. It focuses on femininity and the strength of women, and was designed “by a woman for a woman”. This inspiration can be seen in the choice of textures and sharp angles, as well as the palette of colours used. This collection focuses primarily on various shades of greens, browns and blacks with orange used to add vibrancy in some of the outfits. This gives it a modern feel, and achieves Wu’s aim of making it a collection for the modern woman.
The styling of this show also stayed along this line of hard textures and thick lines. The make up gave a very punk vibe to it, as it used quite thick, black eye liner and the hair style for the collection was a juxtaposition of flat, straight hair at the top and voluminous backcombed hair at the sides. This styling contributed to the autumnal feeling of the collection, which is a sharp contrast to the softer tones of Spring.
This was overall a very enjoyable show and I can’t wait to see what Judy Wu does next!