Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

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It’s been absolutely amazing to be in London for Fashion Week (see my previous post here).

Many London designers preferred to showcase their work in the form of a presentation as opposed to a catwalk show. I actually prefer the glamour of a catwalk but that’s just me.

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Haizhen Wang AW17 presentation named ‘In Transit’, inspired by the immigration crisis around the world.

Haizhen Wang specialises in impeccable tailoring with architectural overtones.

Boxes covered in plastic film were stacked on top of each other and models moved them listlessly.

London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

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Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

Scenes from London Fashion Week: Haizhen Wang AW17

The Haizhen Wang AW17 utilitarian collection featured protective plastics coats, belted waists and corsets, shirts with over-sized collars, pockets and sleeves and long belts to imitate the look of packed luggage.

The colour palette consisted of serious hues including khaki, red, black, navy and white evoking the importance of the global issue he was addressing.

Stitched on slogan badges that read, ‘fragile,’ ‘handle with care’ and ‘priority’ completed the transient look.

A very powerful presentation with a strong message that was executed brilliantly.

All images by reknowned artist David Somerville – you can read about him here or visit the website www.davidsomervilleart.com.

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