Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Lako Bukia AW11 collection taking the bullet at London Fashion Week

Lako Bukia’s collection titled ‘Choxa’ took inspiration from the Georgian (her home country) National Ballet men’s costume of the same name, for both the fit and colours.
Bukia emulates the Choxa long jacket’s cinched in waist and full skirt style on to some of her dresses, using lots of leather...
although she still keeps her much loved floaty chiffon styles. 
To decorate a traditional choxa, lots of ammunition is used one being a row of bullet tube pockets across the chest. Bukia reduces the row and adds to feminine diaphanous blouses which are balanced out with strips of leather on collars or shoulders.
 One of her key pieces: was a black jumpsuit with leather shorts and chiffon top embellished with the bullet tube pockets.
She takes the bullet on other pieces a step further by adding to the side of waists,
as belts and trimming the tops of her knee length boots.
They also trimmed her signature shoes
The traditional coax colours of black, white, grey and wine red were used giving a clean palette.
However she mixed it up with the more autumnal shades of dark and mid tone browns,
rose beige 
and a few pale pastels which she used for her chiffons to bring a more feminine feel to the darker masculine leathers and bullets.
The last 2 dresses were of chiffon and embellished with large gold sequins
with the finale dress looking quite warrior queen with its chainmail of gold.
Her signature chunky triangular heels, both in plain and in two tone colours, were nearly upstaged by the chunky 4 bullet leather heel, but I think that style was only for this season – a pity as they were stunning.

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