For SS13 Craig Lawrence steams ahead with his subtle slinky knits but this season brings back some signature other-wordly silhouettes with layered coils of fibre-optic antennas. He has integrated silver yarn into transparent panels with tetris art deco detail shards running up centre back and highlighting elbows and necklines. Each garment constructed from glow-in-the-dark filaments that illuminate like radio active creatures from the deep sea when snapped with a flash or left under black (UV) light. Its a slick and sophisticated sheath to slip on for comforting and empowering sex appeal or a liberating fun disco showstopper when the lights are turned off. That pretty much sums up the Craig Lawrence brand to me - feminine elegance with an undertone of reckless and cheeky joy de vivre. There aren't many designers who can reference crustacea and come out with a cracking body-con construction fit to win an Oscar as much as the starlet who might wear it down the red carpet.
Craig is showing the collection at the BFC Paris Showroom which opens today for a week until 4th October.............. go and touch the wonders for yourself and have a chat with one of the nicest characters in the industry!