Ryan Lo was my first London Fashion Week show this season, which seemed fitting as the experimental, daring designer is a perfect example of what makes LFW great. For his seventh show, the Hong Kong-born designer drew inspiration from his heritage and childhood nostalgia, Chinese New Year and 90s teens. The catwalk was framed by Chinatown-inspired arches, the Mulan soundtrack was playing and models wore crazy, dreamy outfits in his signature bold colours.
The AW16 collection features sheer tulle princess dresses, quilted satin eiderdown coats tied with obi belts, graphic knitwear, oriental floral motifs on wool, printed maxi dresses with matching bloomers and OTT frills, lace trims and pom pom details. Accessories are kitsch with diamante gems, colourful faux fur teddy bear stoles and sparkly shoes. Make up was über-girly with painted on doll eyelashes, pink cheeks and glossy lips with princess hair pinned back with floral grips and tied at the back with long colourful ribbons. If you're a fellow maximalist, Ryan Lo is the King of girly excess and is going from strength to strength - step into his crazy, colourful world.