ON/OFF Presents Fall Winter 2019-2020 London. On/Off has an international reputation for professionalism and exciting eclectic talent to discover new creative visions and collections of innovation & quality. On/Off is a talent support program and catwalk showcasing for emerging designers on the official London Fashion Week schedule.
Business support and mentoring is offered via networking and introductions to key industry experts. Support in business set up, links to production and manufacturing, marketing advice and access to business professionals and mentors.
For fall 2019, the platform highlighted six brands hailing from the UK., China and the Netherlands.
Chinese brand Reshake opened the show. Owned by China fashion apparel giant Mark Fairwhale, the urban fashion brand put its unique spin on Buddhism and culinary culture. Shanghai street food legend Xiao Yang Sheng Jian inspired some cool streetwear pieces, while a black cheongsam jacket with a poetic crane embroidery on the back was the standout item from the collection.
Dutch brand Jimmypaul’s new collection featured over the top, fun designs in collaboration with “Sesame Street.” Cartoon characters came to life on the runway: A Big Bird yellow feather coat, followed by an orange and red feather dress that literally had a dozen Elmo on it.
London designer Daniel Pascal Tanner drew inspiration from the Fauntleroy suit, delivering a collection filled with romantic Victorian frills, bows, floral prints and silhouettes were cute and romantic. Longshaw Ward used nontraditional fabrics to explore the idea of impractical outerwear, while IA London wanted to present outfits they’d wear at their own funeral.
Colin Horgan offered his version of power dressing, drawing inspiration from the strength in women in his family and surreal female characters. Among the highlights was a light grey pair of trousers featuring glacier blue patent leather patches and worn with an aqua blue top and wide belt.
On/Off Presents… Showcase for Fall-Winter 2019-2020 designers are:
Daniel Pascal Tanner