Minki – London Fashion Week – AW17

Entering into the playful mind of Minki, the A/W17 collection took us on a coming of age journey with the childlike but feminine pieces. Minki has the balance just right expressing power, but with her fun sense of humour, as instantly we entered to see model’s goofy behaviour on the big screen. The collection featured classic Brittany striped jerseys in blues and reds and odd bursts of colour in fringe detailing. Pieces included a fish lure pattern imprinted onto silk and oversized wavy seams stood out in bright fuchsia and yellow. Minki experimented with a collarless shirt for a softer look but this stood adjacent to models sporting oversized sleeves in bold red stripes and a wide spread collared coat with fringing. The models stood in their simple, white Grenson lace up shoes amongst oversized cushions in muted tones. They were stripped back, sporting bleached brows and tousled wet hair enforcing the initial image of innocence we felt. Taking inspiration from fishing and life in the city, the versatile collection mixed bold stripe shirts and oversized sweatshirts with fly fish prints and silk fabrics. The presentation show cased the perfect juxtaposition showing the opposition of busy city life coupled with the beauty of nature.

Words by Paige Dempster

Images by Andrew Gough