Helen Lawrence presented her Spring/Summer 2016 collection on Tuesday, September 22 at 15 Bateman Street, Soho during London Fashion Week. Photos: Daniel Sims / Courtesy of Totem Fashion.

There’s something very disarming with the way Helen Lawrence forming her signature knits on the models’ bodies. It seems like a very organic, freeing experimentation with knitwear that’s both humbling and poetic.

For her 4th collection, the Central Saint Martins graduate explored exposure, concealment, and distortion using loose textured knits contrasted with tight elastic. The denser knits and crochet techniques build an adventure of textural surfaces on human bodies. Their liquidity is like a versatile sculptural object that you can take on and off, but not two people can produce an identical impact.

The sturdier woven pieces in crisp cotton and silk in this Helen Lawrence Spring/Summer 2016 collection was created in collaboration with Fiona O’Neill. The color palette is a mix of pastel hues with darks, inspired by Hans Bellmer and Francis Bacon. With this collection, Helen Lawrence wants to convey the “surreal with seductive undertone” and for us to “explore and enjoy the body.”

Will you explore that body adventure?

Photos: Daniel Sims / Courtesy of Totem Fashion.

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Thanks for reading; until next time,

Photos: Daniel Sims / Courtesy of Totem Fashion.

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