LCM: Todd Lynn AW15
January 10, 2015
Todd Lynn AW15 was easily one of my favourite to date. Looking back it seems I’ve been going to Todd’s shows for the best part of 6 years now and I’ve seen the vision evolve and adapt. This collection to me, was trying something a little different, whilst still keeping the strength and best signatures from the past.
It was obvious that Todd Lynn wanted to go back to his roots of showing menswear and womenswear simultaneously, something that hasn’t been done since 2011.
The two colours that stood out to me from the collection were jet black and lime green, gone were the neutrals of 09/10/11 and a more contrasting sharp collection was present. It felt as if the models were made to represent mannequins, with identical black bobs and a neutral makeup set.
The whole collection played out to ‘Slaves’ a completely raw punk act that were frankly brilliant. The powerful, don’t care attitude was a brilliant backdrop to Todd’s pieces, and the spoken word in between tracks felt as if it was echoing the creation of the collection.
There was no seating, only standing room. On speaking to Todd after the show, it became clear it was part of the vision for the show. He told me he wanted everyone to be equal, to cut through fashion. He wasn’t a fan of the whole frow farce and that’s how it stood. For that level of thought to go into the show and collection was fantastic to hear.
My personal favourite elements from the collection, was the religious nod, with the ministerial scarf attached to a blazer, as well as the low-cut women’s suits and of course the statement ‘frontier-esque’ leather buckled coats.
After not showing last season, or re-organising for this season, it was fantastic to see Todd Lynn back, and as strong as ever.