Brighton boy, Derek Lawlor is fast becoming one of the London’s most exciting new designers. His signature wax-cordworking techniques combined with traditional cabling and intarsia have been so well received by the fashion pack that Vogue’s Sarah Mower described his MA debut in 2009 as ‘fabulous knitwear’. An amazing accolade for a graduate straight out of St Martins.
Lawlor presented his second progressive collection of floor-length evening gowns, directional separates and figure-hugging dresses in an off-schedule show last Friday at London’s Somerset House. ‘I wanted to introduce the idea of different textures within my new collection, “ says Lawlor. “Combining mohair, Cashmere, Mole Skin and Wax Cotton has allowed me to manipulate different compositions and produce sculptural pieces to offer an edgy, modern take on bespoke knitwear.’
In a muted palette of blue and grey, Lawlor has certainly been working hard to create an impressive second collection. Watch this space..