Motif-brim and anything-but-minimal, Markus Lupfer SS18 proposed a collection that exhibited poolside-beach-house-glamour-meets-eccentricity.
In hues of blues, greens, oranges, pinks, and blacks formed into prints of flowers and jungle themes that graced the surfaces of jumpers, dresses, skirts and shirts, Markus Lupfer created a glamour that was overstated, in-your-face and a feast for the eyes. Attention to detail was intrinsic to many of the garments, so much so that there was practically not a blank space in sight, creating a whole new meaning for the term ‘attention grabbing’, perfectly illustrated by an outfit consisting of a jungle print dress, with a floral knitted tank top overlay and silk skirt overlay; that drew the eye in a number of directions. Tactility was a prominent factor within the collection, where lace overlays created numerous layers, infusing dimension and texture into a garment, and floral appliques appeared to jump out from their sheer counterpart.
Much of the glamour materialised from the accessories. The sunglasses were a strikingly familiar re-appropriation of the traditional oversized round sunglasses, an icon of haute couture; bracelets and heel straps were weighed down with bedazzled attachments comprising of birds of paradise and butterflies, and headwraps bought the ensembles up to a new level of luxe.
Markus Lupfer SS18 emphasised the impact that details can have on the beauty of an outfit, and illustrated that accessories can function as much more than a mere accompaniment, but a central focus that enhances the glamour of an outfit.
Text: Libby Festorazzi