Guy Laroche Women Spring Summer 2016 -
Adam Andrascik’s love of deconstructing clothes and giving a youthful flair to his designs gave a rebellious and playful streak to his SS16 collection for Guy Laroche. The collection was one of oppositions and asymmetry, demonstrated by the models’ hair: one side slicked back, while on the other, long locks flowed freely.
The deconstructed bicker jacket, a favourite of his last collection, again took centre stage: slashed at the shoulder, zips everywhere, the leather dyed an electric blue with chains fastened around it – unquestionably, a statement jacket is to be coveted.
The slashing of clothes was not restricted to biker jackets, but clear in every garment – there is something unexpectedly and delightfully youthful about a long sleeved top with one sleeve missing. Powder blue and khaki green featured heavily in the collection, and Andrascik’s admiration of Japanese desginers was made evident by his avant garde interpretation of origami: shirts and skirts were structured and resembled fans and asymmetrical shapes, while there was a distinct military feel with other pieces, all imprinted with a delicate leaf motif.
Button through utility dresses were covered in chains or cast in black leather, all whilst oozing sex appeal. The collection also hinted at the return of the handkerchief top, with a single piece of satiny fabric twisted and knotted in the middle of the chest.
Shoes were S&M chic: vertiginous heels encased the feet only by brown plaited leather wrapped around at the ankle, fastened with a buckle. Andrascik’s collection of contrasts feels sumptuous, rebellious, and sexy.
Guy Laroche Women Spring Summer 2016