LUCAS NASCIMENTO | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Since graduating from London College of Fashion in 2008, Brazilian-born Lucas Nascimento has spent the last three seasons showing at Rio Fashion Week. Spring / Summer 2013 marked the designer’s debut appearance at London Fashion week – he was truly a welcome addition to the scene.
A departure from his Fall / Winter 2012 collection which saw an urban-inspired graffiti punk aesthetic Nascimento, who specialises in knitwear, said, “I like to create silhouettes that are not sypical of knitwear, using knit unexpectedly.” Transparency, layering and cozy “protective knits” were the main staple of the collection.
“As a departure from last season’s urbanity, I wanted to examine the concepts that were far removed from the city,” said the designer. So far away in fact that many of the ensembles looked otherworldly.
Prints were introduced in the form of planet motifs and constellations, which were plasticized onto raspberry, white, ink blue and lime gauze knits, and knits were so transparent they were reminiscent of gauze.
Draped shoulder jacquard weave tops were teamed up with delicate pencil skirts, and tough, heavy duty fabrics sat alongside soft sheer materials, setting the tone of what was a collection full of dichotomy. Structured met loose-fitting pieces, and masculine and feminine came head-to-head for Spring / Summer 2013.
- Ellen Stewart
- Photos courtesy of London Fashion Week