LEUTTON POSTLE | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Leutton Postle‘s offerings for Spring / Summer 2013 were inspired by a mixture of heritage textiles and traditional patterning; from quilting and patchwork to fare isle. There was a focus on polished shapes with a luxurious finish, and while the collection played true to the label’s playful roots there was a clear emphasis on a more grown up silhouette.
The designers’ Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle, both graduates of Central Saint Martins, have a reputation for creating wild rainbow-hued and tongue in cheek eccentric knitwear. Spring / Summer 2013 saw a first for the designing duo as they began to work with super fine kits, but still maintaining a sense of vibrancy in these much lighter fabrics.
The dazzling paintbox colour palette was juxtaposed with coloured and sheer materials. Colour blocking, layered textures and bright bold tones made for a collection inspired by “dancing to a summer soundtrack of techno tribal disco.”
Metallics, tassels and beading added an edge of the neon tribe to Leutton Postle Spring / Summer 2013. Barely-there fabrics gave off a sultry and feminine allure, while tailored elements like a knitted shirt made the collection wearable. Maturity and structure were underlying themes with collars adding a somewhat sensible tone to a collection full of acid brights and extravagant glittering platform sandals.
Leutton Postle’s summer-friendly knits certainly made a mark on the crowd that gathered in London’s Freemasons’ Hall – a great way to polish off London Fashion Week.
- Ellen Stewart