Judy Wu – London Fashion Week – AW17

Focusing on colour blocking and panelling, Judy Wu’s ‘Prism’ presentation stayed true to her aesthetic focusing on female strength and bold use of colour. The Prism collection was inspired by recent world events and the uncertainty of the future. The designer carried this through into her designs by creating pieces with structured coloured panels and then producing folds and creases to disrupt the flow of the pattern. The models stood in black wooden structured frames, and the music created by MOONGAZERstudios, intensified as they rotated between positions. The collection featured bright orange pleated skirts and tops with a thick navy stripe pattern and oversized, fixed sleeves. Judy Wu used a mix of amber, gold, navy, and emerald green, then In comparison, mixed these shades with a stripe of teal or deep red; the contrast of these shades was amplified with the use of silk with stripes of cotton- velvet. Models wore minimal makeup except for bright orange shadow swept across the eye lid to link with the colour palette of the collection. The rigid nature of the fabric mixed with the polished sleek waves of the models hair, portrayed the image of feminine strength and an idea that females can have a hard exterior but still have a soft and feminine side.

Words by Paige Dempster

Images by Andrew Gough