Leutton Postle SS13 Catwalk Show from VAUXHALL FASHION SCOUT on Vimeo.

Former Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award winners Leutton Postle showcased their Spring / Summer 2013 collection this morning on the last day of Vauxhall Fashion Scout. The Central Saint Martins graduates Jenny Postle and Sam Leutton kicked the day off here at the Freemason’s Hall with a collection inspired by mixing heritage fabrics with traditional techniques of patterning such as quilting, patchwork and fare isle.

Pink light floods the room as models grace the presentation area three by three to the sound of beats that proclaim “We are the children of paradise!”, the backdrop for Leutton Postle’s disco tribe collection . Crotchet and fringing drapes over glittered knit dresses and mixed patterns, that showcase the design team’s amazing composition of colour and texture.  Sheer flared trousers are accompanied with layers of knit and asymmetric cuts, with big and bold collars that anchor the collection’s polished shapes.  Combining elements of sophistication and youth the silhouette is clean with elements such as neon and customised fusible plastic beads that create warmth in their childlike energy. Candy coloured accessories with neon backpacks and decorated sunglasses are reminiscent of childhood summers that add the perfect finishing touches to the collection.

Their innovative use of knit and hand crochet techniques created in-house have had the brand featured in publications such as Dazed & Confused and Vogue Magazine. Embracing colour and texture, their approach to design has a depth that embodies both creativity and craftsmanship. A first for Leutton Postle, the designers work with super fine knits for this Spring/Summer 2013 collection creating new textures and exploring their vibrant aesthetic signature in new ways. With Leutton Postle, the mundane is heightened, colours are never flat, and knits taken out of their norm, this is a collection that is a natural progression from their previous work where we see the designers come into their own.

Text by Vanessa O
Images by Rebecca Andrews

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