Katie Ann McGuigan's SS18 collection was made up from secondary colours and bold geometric prints. The exploration of volume and contrast used layers, textures, ruffles, laser cutting, leather and organza to make for an eye-catching show. Researching different artists, photographers, and authors, McGuigan was particularly inspired by the ones that captured the attention of young people. This youthfulness could be seen in the dewy, fresh-faced models, with their slicked back hair. 

It was a high end, feminine collection that saw complimentary colours such as yellow, purple, blue and orange was used to create striking patterns. Geometric print continued throughout the collection, offering a sense of uniformity. A coherent styling technique noted in the particular layering of the garments and material, added texture to the pieces. Lightweight fabrics, such as tulle and chiffon moved beautifully with the models every step, while heavier leather and knot pieces, holding their architectural structure.


Words by Zoe Bennets

Photography by Lowri Linklater and Danny Woodward