Not too long ago, London Fashion Week hit a low point, many editors skipped right over it during the fashion week circuit, or sent their deputies to cover the shows. Over the past decade, however, London has not only regained its cache with fresh local talent, but it’s now also the one major fashion capital to show as many Asian designers as it does. Needless to say, it’s a much more interesting market to cover.
I picked Singaporean Eugene Lin to share today because I’m a total outerwear freak. My style is quite simple—give me 90s minimalism any day—I’m completely fine wearing a t-shirt and jeans forever so long as I have some fabulous outerwear. OK, so a sleek bag or interesting shoes don’t hurt either!
Eugene Lin’s collection at LFW started strong, but kind of petered out. His outerwear was the most interesting, but even so his ideas could stand to be developed more, and executed better. That said, the opening look (pictured) is my favorite, adding to my list of interesting alternatives to the Burberry trench this spring: Eugene’s look above, Altuzarra’s trench, which is inspired by how editors wear their jackets, and Junya Watanabe’s cape trench.