LFW SS17 Markus Lupfer - When Nature Takes Over

‘The devil is in the detail’ an apt expression when it comes to designs from Markus Lupfer.

Weeds that determinedly grow through the cracks in the pavement could have easily inspired Lupfer this season as he set his models in a sleek urban office where random floor panels were removed and in their place grew grasses and flowers. This juxtaposition of organic and manmade continued into Lupfer’s SS17 collection, full of practical designs that feature his signature quirky details.

Embroidered, sequined and printed florals sprawled over blouses and dresses, while bunny cutout motifs could be found on delicate pleated skirts, practical parkas and shirtdresses. While shoulder ruffles and peplums softened silhouettes the collection was toughened up with a good dose of broad boating stripes and bomber jackets. The styling was also key with grungy, wet look hair, kohled eyes and silver chain accessories.

Lupfer has this canny knack of creating wearable designs that are recognisably his and you get his ‘very British summer’ pun with his combination of rainproof parkas thrown over sheer evening dresses. It’s a mash-up Lupfer style with his wit and charm thrown in.

Words and images by JoJo Iles