Derek Lawlor’s AW11 collection featured structural, intricate hand‐woven pieces which sit against softer layered silhouettes. The collection incorporated delicate French silk chiffon with prints by illustrator and longtime collaborator, Alec Strang. For this collection, Lawlor introduced a palette of rich blues and greens to sit against his classic muted tones, while intricate sculptural pieces were seamlessly combined with wearable separates marking a strong development in Lawlor’s design process.
Derek Lawlor’s AW11 collection not only demonstrated his noted artisan approach, but also his growing versatility as a designer. Testing the possibilities of fabrics, he manipulates them into complex new forms yet maintains an effortless fluidity in his pieces ‐ a true testament to his craftsmanship and vision.
Photography: Robert Rowland
Curation and Styling: Georgina Pragnell & Isobel Shirley
Hair & Makeup: Victoria Penrose
Model: Ressi Kallas
Location: Lee Street Studios