Eugene Lin returned this season with a continuation of his previous “Judgement of Paris" collection's aesthetic, this time titled “Cupid de Locke”. Mystical historical figures serve as the backdrop of inspiration for this beautiful collection, taking the story of Eros (Cupid), Aphrodite and Helen of Troy into the reality of his pieces.
Lin reworked the Trench with a streamlined feminine cut, turning the urban girl into a power woman. Eugene Lin is praised for infusing creativity with function, and the altered silhouettes and embellishment proved that. Eugene Lin pulls apart this wardrobe classic into new forms that put pockets and seams askew making new proportions on the body.
A modern interpretation of the contrast between the involuntary violence and fragility of love, the Singapore born designer creates motifs that string together the fluidity of contoured dresses with the structured tailoring of heavy jackets. Gold accents the collection made up of black, plum, and coral with a beautifully dark pattern of broken glass that closes the collection.
The Central Saint Martins graduate attracted a large crowd all eager to see where he goes next with his creativity. Hot tipped to be a huge success, Eugene has been featured in Vogue, Elle, and Drapers to name a few. His pattern cutting skills gained him experience working with Roksanda Ilincic, and has had his pieces praised for their unique balance of comfort and luxury.
Text by Vanessa Omoregie
Images by Siobhan Kerrigan