Todd Lynn’s SS13 catwalk show came in the form of two easily definable halves. The very packed room was buzzing at this eagerly anticipated show as the first look came out and, as any good first look should do, it immediately revealed the collection’s first theme. For Spring Todd has revisited what seems to be the perennial safari trend but with a clever twist. Instead of falling into the tempting trap of military style embellishment and over-the-top print, Lynn pared things right back to an almost minimalist collection of separates.
This allowed the show to move swiftly into its second half. Retaining the clean silhouettes of the first, the second part of the show came, in Henry Ford’s famous words, ‘any colour, as long as it’s black.’ These glossy satin garments were wearable and glamorous, speaking of urban summer nights than wild tropical climes. As a whole it is a competent collection from the LFW week favourite which made a refreshing departure from the frills and thrills which seem to have become the catwalk norm.
Photograher: Nikolay Biryukov
Text: Zoe Dickens