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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Lako Bukia (by Amelia)

On Saturday 19th February Lako Bukia presented CHOXA at Fashion Scout. Another fabulous showing for the Georgian fashion designer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reluxe by Andrea Kearney
Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Alison Day
Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Alison Day.

If proof is needed that fashion illustration can inspire one to fall in love with a fashion designer then I’ve got the perfect story. Having seen and adored Andrea Peterson’s amazing Lako Bukia illustrations from last season I was dead set on seeing the show for myself this time around.

Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Toni Bowater
Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Toni Bowater.

I immediately recognised the Lako Bukia aesthetic in her new collection, there CHOXA, page inspired by the costume worn by the men of the Georgian National Ballet, viagra which is heavily decorated with metal. Models sported messy side plaits, blood red lips and cartoon black eyes, rounded at the sides… the overall look was sexy but strong and defiant… don’t mess with these ladies who sport bullet holder detailing on breasts, hips and boots.

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Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Karolina Burdon.

Sheer blouses with leather epaulette and collar detailing was followed by perky exposed boobs under large braces… and monochrome colouring gave way to silky peaches, lilacs, creams and caramel tones. Good enough to eat. Sharp militaristic tailoring worked beautifully in combination with floaty fabrics, leather cross straps reigning in chiffon dresses that threatened to overwhelm the models.

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Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Toni Bowater.

Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Katie Walters
Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Katie Walters.

For the finale Lako Bukia strode onto the catwalk with her leading lady – a beautiful modern mermaid, all swishing red chiffon skirts beneath a gold scaled dress. Wearing a simple black dress featuring her trademark pointy shoulders she cut an aspirational dash for the gorgeous curvier lady. It’s so nice to know that clothes like these work just as well on a womanly figure.

Lako Bukia A/W 2011 CHOXA. Photography by Amelia GregoryLako Bukia A/W 2011 CHOXA. Photography by Amelia GregoryLako Bukia A/W 2011 CHOXA. Photography by Amelia GregoryLako Bukia A/W 2011 CHOXA. Photography by Amelia GregoryLako Bukia A/W 2011 CHOXA. Photography by Amelia GregoryLako Bukia A/W 2011 by Alison Day
Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Alison Day.

You can read Akeela Bhattay’s excellent report of the same show right here.

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