Natasha Zinko LFW SS16

Natasha Zinko LFW SS16


Natasha Zinko LFW SS16

La designer londinese Natasha Zinko  continua a trovare ispirazione nelle donne altamente colte e sicure di sé che indossano i suoi vestiti. Per la sua prima presentazione in calendario, Zinko spinge questa idea di scoprire la sua musa ulteriormente, con l’esplorazione di una donna pronta a conquistare il mondo.
Un forte senso della forma – dove potenti pezzi in pelle in colori primari sono dotati di tasche a contrasto e pannelli – è compensato da una fluidità romantica.

A determined affirmation anchors Natasha Zinko’s Spring / Summer ’16 collection at a vital point in the young designer’s career: “I can, and I will.”The London-based designer continues to find inspiration in the highly cultured and self-assured women who wear her clothes. For her first on-schedule presentation, Zinko pushes this idea of discovering her muse further than ever, with the exploration of a woman readying herself to take on the world.

A fierce sense of form – where powerful leather pieces in primary bright colours feature contrast pockets and panels – is offset by a romantic fluidity. Complex ideas around femininity and female strength underpin Zinko’s references.

Bold sexual empowerment meets softness, as highly structured forms contrast against delicate lace slips and shorts. Oversized embroidered rose motifs, on crisp white shirts, elegant gowns and red satin boxer-shorts, pertain to the concept of love and beauty so integral to Zinko’s imagined muse as she readies herself for, and contemplates, her future.

What is concealed, and revealed, is carefully considered. Decadent, dramatic satin robes drape across finely boned corsets or carefully constructed leather bra-lets.

At once, the mood is both athletic and sensitive. The aesthetic is cinematic and characterful, translated in an energetic palette of red, white and blue.

“I’m interested in the idea of power – and, equally, in vulnerability. I think women are wonderful, and I’m constantly seeking to explore every facet of what that means; This season is probably my most literal celebration of female complexity. We’re having fun with it, of course.”



STYLING: Emma Wyman

PRODUCTION: Elizabeth Walshe

HAIR: Teiji Utsumi at D+V Management using Fudge Professional

MAKE-UP: Nami Yoshida at D+V management using Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

NAILS: Lyndsay McIntosh sponsored by Only Fingers & Toes

CASTING: Sarah Murray