Sabinna saw another flawless return to London Fashion Week with her eponymous ready-to-wear and knitwear label. Deeply inspired, both in spirit and skill, by her grandmother’s hand knitted crochet keepsakes for loved ones, Sabinna’s collection continues to incorporate a modern attitude into the heritage and tradition of each piece.
Moving around the world frequently in her youth, Sabinna’s garments encapsulate the many different cultures and lifestyles she was exposed to. Russian born and Austrian raised, the designer attended London’s prestigious Central Saint Martin’s before graduating in 2014. A year later, Sabinna’s blossoming talent and craftsmanship was showcased at London Fashion Week, and remains a prominent LFW designer to this day.
This season’s theme was love which was conceptualised as ‘mixed feelings meet mixed materials’. Silk velvet dress straps in red a navy, billowing baby blue heart-printed silk organza garments and accents, and appliqued, ruffle textured ‘school uniform inspired separates’ were artistically integrated. Of course, Sabinna’s signature hand-knitted crochet embellished many of the pieces, as flowers around the neckline and hair, a timeless mock-neck, crocheted garment in blocks of pink, and various velvet ribbon-tied corsets hugging the body.
The feminine textures, silhouettes and colour palettes celebrated the overarching principle of the collection: Girl Power. Sabinna herself donned a ‘Future is Female’ t-shirt and the models wore velvet, thick heeled shoes which left multi-coloured ‘GIRL’ and heart shaped stamps across the catwalk. All the pieces were both feminine and functional.
Exclusive pieces from the collection will be available to shop after the show through Augmented Reality in collaboration with Pictofit, The Fashion Innovation Agency and Fashion Scout. The exhibition begins at 5:30 in the Presentation Studio, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden, London.
Words by Laura Cawdron
Photography by Nicholas Kristiansen