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Leutton Postle: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Leutton Postle once again bowled me over with their complex and innovative knitwear, showing at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 21st February 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Vicky Ink, aka Vicky Fallon
Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Vicky Ink, aka Vicky Fallon.

Leutton Postle were one of the most exciting new designers that I encountered last season and so it was with anticipation that I attended their latest showing, soundtracked by the perfect mash up of squally post 80s beats.

Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Kristina Grundberg
Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Kristina Grundberg.

Models with coloured brows or mesh facemasks wore a plethora of long knitted garments in a more sombre colour palette than was used for S/S 2012. Burnt oranges, copper, royal blue, mint green, yellow, burgundy – these were colours that on paper shouldn’t go together but worked brilliantly in this zany collection. Viewing these garments up close is always a treat as there is so much detail going on – geometric shapes in bobble knits were worn with tribal face patterned pencil skirt and jacket combos, created through a combination of jacquard knit and metallic applique. I can only begin to imagine the huge amount of work that must go into creating such a collection.

Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Abi Hall
Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Abi Hall.

Matching metallic applique belt bags cinched the waists of baggy knee length tops, oversized eyeballs or giant doll-like faces with great sprouting masses of woolly hair emblazened across the whole front or back. Drawstring clutch bags hinted at a possible move in the direction of accessories, which I am sure would be much appreciated by fans. Nothing was left unembellished in this collection – from leggings to tasselled shoes, all felt the Leutton Postle effect. I love that knitwear is experiencing such a whole hearted renaissance… long may it last.

Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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