Series7. Eco Icon No.10

Henrietta Ludgate -fashion’s meteoric star of Responsible luxury launches her  ‘stunning, seasonless and sublimeS/S 2012 collection at Esthetica, London.

Henrietta-ludgate-AI2012-StrathpefferDress-e1355151242646Finding Eco has been a fan of Henrietta Ludgate since her early years as a designer. She has since gone on to pioneer her very particular brand of architectonic, luxurious, slow and responsible couture that has graced the ultimate selection of global red carpets via her unofficial brand ambassador ‘Livia Firth’.

Her collections are designed as a fusion of future proof ,contemporary classics with a minimalist glamour that will look good season after season. A ‘Henrietta Ludgate’ capsule collection which embodies the philosophy of timeless, seasonless dressing is an essential for every contemporary woman who subscribes to the ‘buy less, buy better’ school of dressing.

Her signature collections feature structural, strong shapes with minimalist lines in luxurious British fabrics… The designs are sophisticated with an edge. A combination of sharp lines and drapes which follow the contours of the body.  With references to  Schiapararelli’s view of clothing as a type of architecture; she believed that clothing should be closely connected to the frame of the body, just as a building’s form is drawn from its structural skeleton.”

For Spring/Summer 2012 there is perfect poolside glamour in Futuristic neon and  retro jewel brights and sheer textures  inspired by the summer of love and retro sixties minimalism. Her pieces reflect the rebellious spirit and experimentation of the 60s . The modern, minimalist design imbues the pieces with sophistication whilst the high hemlines and flattering tailoring gives the collection a sultry, sexy dimension. The luxurious fabrics highlight the exclusive nature of Henrietta’s clothes, this season she has used eco stretch silk satin causing the garments to gently cling to the body providing an excellent fit.  The accessories are as directional as the clothes and feature  belts are made from ecologically sourced plastic and the nail art worn by the models, provided by innovative beauty brand Nail Rock, is inspired by the very same material. The bright, almost neon, colours of the plastic being the perfect compliment to both the collection and Henrietta’s commitment to sustainable fashion.

Henrietta’s philosophy is one of slow fashion and lasting style rather than fast fashion and seasonal trends, she designs clothes that are intended to be worn over and over again by different generations; her SS12 once again utilizes designs that will stand the test of time.

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