The Glade at Sketch was the perfect venue for Keiko Nishiyama 'Lepidoptera' SS16. The 'retro' room designed by Carolyn Quatermaine was certainly the best space to catch butterflies.
Taking the beautiful butterfly as the source of inspiration for her Spring Summer 2016 collection, Keiko Nishiyama, once again, took the London Fashion Week audience on an experiential adventure to encounter an out-of-the-ordinary exploration of the natural world.
Poetic in her depiction of the world, Nishiyama uses the image of the butterfly to symbolise both feminine grace and delicacy, but also development and reinvention.
Referencing the exotic countries of Africa, Nishiyama uses traditional ethnic prints and atypical materials to create unusual forms and illusions. Although there is an element of the unconventional to her work, Nishiyama’s collection is neat and elegant using traditional and sophisticated silhouettes.
Were great fans of Keiko her designs take you to fantasy land but still are so totally wearable. The collection included shirt dresses, trousers and tops tucked into skirts. Of course Keiko's collections always include the most covetable accessories from pointy shoes to tights, they were all given the Butterfly effect.
Photos by Muffdal Abbas