Runway Report: Markus Lupfer SS16

Wandering into Markus Lupfer’s London Fashion Week venue on the historic Horse Guards Avenue – calm and serene amongst the bustling backdrop of shows – we were taken into a Mexican wilderness, complete with desert florals and a collection yearning for high-summer to make its return.

All the typical Lupfer elements were in check – lashings of embellishment, nineties references in the accessories and of course, a dash of humour. A wavy all-over-print was a reoccurring theme, with sheer inlays, as was a cartoon take on a traditional luchador motif, complete with wrestling mask.

The palette was mostly monochrome, with just a hint of powder pink and a smattering of champagne sequins. Silhouettes were fun and flirty with an array of mini-skirts paired with bomber jackets, camisoles with relaxed pants and slouchy drawstring shorts paired with an embroidered t-shirt top. A highlight was undoubtedly a sixties feeling A-line shift dress, covered in a metallic floral repeat-print and paired with star shaped sunglasses and a jewel encrusted chocker – a perfect summary of Lupfer’s playful spring/summer girl.

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