London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 – Inspiration: Saving The Ocean
Both Simon Mo and Fyodor Golan’s SS19 collections were inspired by the ocean and the ecological damage to it caused by plastic waste.
Simon Mo – Seas The Day
Through his SS19 collection, Mo aims to promote global change in aid of admiration for the sea, by looking at the tales of adventure, myth and fantasy, where gods and humans alike revered the power of the ocean.
Vintage scuba diving suits show exaggerated shapes and silhouettes.
Deep ocean blue sequins featured on tailored jackets and shorts, whilst a pale blue air bubble print adorn the inside pleats of a pinstripe asymmetric dress.
Gauze fabric skirts that look like waves.
Layers of coats and casual dresses styled for a feel of athleisure, while adding a modern dimension to the retro marine components.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Malaysia surrounded by sea, Mo feels a strong sense of personal responsibility and urgency to draw plastic pollution to people’s attention.
How to #RockItForRacing
Show off your legs with these mini-dresses. Our picks for a day at the races are (along with one of Simon Mo’s peek a boo hats!):
Photo credit: Oda Eide.
Fyodor Golan – Lost & Found
Washed to shore, SS19 is about abandoned elements from various eras revisited. Such as the abstract silhouettes of cotton roped gathered mini-skirts evocative of ’80s shapes.
Here sporty surfer details are mixed with castaway elements found on beaches, from pretty seashells and pearls to the not so pretty plastic and abandoned fishing nets.
Sandy pebble beaches are shown as a cork jacket; fish scales as a sequined skirt teamed with recycled cotton shirt embellished with sustainable real pearls.
Nautical stripes are updated and styled as sails, from the stiff triangular sails dress to the lowered billowing spinnaker skirt teamed with scuba style top.
Colour palette includes the sea blues of aqua and turquoise, the crashing wave whites as well as fuchsia and reds of the ocean coral life.
Not avoiding the topic of plastic waste, the designer duo teamed up with the charity Plastic Oceans UK and used abandoned fishing nets (which form one of the largest dangers to marine life) on the set to illustrate this important issue – conveying a positive message and supporting ocean clean-up and repurposing waste.
How to #RockItForRacing
Flowing fabrics are striking in these combinations. Our picks for a day at the races are: