With London fashion week A/W all done and dusted for another year it’s safe to say that there was a lot of amazing stuff on show! All the authoritative blogs and trend writers have been dishing out the praises on the many collections on show, reinforcing London again as hotspot for creativity in the fashion industry.
Again this season, as with Spring summer 11 show textile laser cutting seemed to be a common trend integrated more in detailing of garments mostly in the form of mesh like shapes. Pillow magazine picked up on this too in an earlier blog post mentioning that “ Laser-cut mesh detail and oversized netting are easily the biggest trends so far.”
Here then is a selection of some of the key designers who used laser cutting within their collections. (Of course including some cut laser cut clients.)
Duly noted as “the brightest and most directional fashion brand in the UK” – Fashion press week awards, top clients Hemyca’s collection “A World of Glass” AW/12 was something of a show stopper. The girls mentioned there was a great reaction to their pieces with lots of comments made about the superior quality of each item.
Laser cutting was used to make leather meshes that were overlaid on softer brocade fabrics. According to Myra, “the designs are like armour, moulding to and protecting the body.”Great to work with such bright talent!
Alices collection was described as a “celebration of opulence” and was inspired by eighteenth century religious paintings and russian influences. Her day dresses incorporated a geometric laser-cut repeat pattern on purple taffeta fabric to match the lace ankle boots beneath.
Dion showed a 15 piece collection involving a relationship sculptural suiting. Laser cut fabric panels were fused with mesh panelling. His inspiration for piece was his lungs, and the way air moves through them.
Negarin also exhibited some lovely laser cut detailing at New York fashion week A/W 12
This laser cut leather belt was part of an accessories project designed by Solmi Kim (Design Assistant/CAD designer for Negarin London) for the The Lasercut collection included iPad covers, shoppers and clothing.)
Belt designed by Solmi Kim
Manufactured by Tura
Lasercut by Cut Laser Cut
We also spotted these chunky pieces of laser cut jewellery by Luca Romanyi and Ada Zanditon made from laser cut and engraved off-cuts of reclaimed walnut and decorated with left-over pieces of leather from their clothing collection.