The masterpiece complete with the broken mirror effectThis time round, I got to actually interact directly with the designer herself prior to the show and she told me a few things about the collection I was shocked to hear. Lako's autumn-winter collection -Broken Mirrors- was inspired by a very popular superstition. Break a mirror and it's seven years of bad luck. Sound familiar? Something that scared and often still scares Lako. However, with the collection, she wasn't channelling her fear, she wanted to make pieces for the fearless women of the world. Whose females who overcome their fears and achieve greatness.
It was absolutely brilliant to see Lako's work go from subtle, simple beauty to something loud and more daring and of course still beautiful. It's great when a designer strays from their signature and even greater when they succeed at doing that. To me, she completely embodied the fearless woman in her own way by taking risks with everything - the colours, the textures, the shapes and the process as a whole.
4 photos via Lako Bukia's fan page
Unfortunately I don't have all the runway photos due to some bad luck (second time at a Lako show) - my camera died!! So I'll share backstage photos which show the beautiful outfits.