Lauren Lake was the standout collection for me from the London college of Fashion MA16 showcase. I feel like a lot of the fashion industry recently have been playing it safe, and with the closure of Meadham Kirchoff and a sense of uncertainty in the coming months, it is refreshing to see a young Designer come out with such a distinct voice. The pink furs, sequins, and stripes were unapologetic and  gorgeously kitsch.

‘I don’t have just one muse, it’s more like a tribe of women who would wear my clothes; powerful and confident women from their early 20s to their 40s who are fun and confident. My collection, Some Girls Aren’t Meant to Be Tamed, is inspired by Romany Gypsies; it’s based on their rawness and fun, mixed with a modern-day women.’

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

london college of fashion MA16 womenswear backstage

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

London college of fashion MA16 Lauren Lake

All photographs were taken by me