In early January I was lucky enough to have a coffee with one of our most talented emerging designers Leroy Nguyen, when he visited Melbourne (before the madness of MBFWA). We talked about his his upcoming Autumn Winter collection named ‘Nutcracker’ and I picked out my favourites. I am already a big fan of his work, check out my interview with him from last year.
This collection takes a different direction, his past collections (Natural Born Killer and The Candy Shop) focussed around neoprene, mesh and heavy graphics. This time he explores a new range of fabrications such as wool, cashmere and denim. The pieces are still very Nguyen with bold colours and digital prints a key element but its nice that he has experimented with different fabrics for wider appeal.
Leory’s AW14 mood board
This boxy blue jacket was one of my favourite pieces. He has nailed the design with sharp square shoulders, cropped detailing and dynamic colour blocking. This statement piece is a must have this season to wear with tapered trousers, midi skirts or sleek mini skirts.
I also loved attending his SS14/15 collection named ‘Blue Rose’ at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. Masculine-meets-feminine and sporty-luxe were key trends on show. I loved the relaxed silhouettes in all black and crisp all white. If you love your graphics you will still find them within muted pebble shapes and bold florals. Get a closer look at his Spring Summer 14/15 collection here. You can also shop a few of the key pieces from his SS14/15 collection here, with an estimated delivery of August.
Photography | StreetSmith