Samantha Cole: muted expectations

Sheer backs and the alternative edge so expected of London fashion week went a long way towards making an impression at Samantha Cole’s autumn 2011 collection. It wasn’t all trim, but it was largely black with texture set against angles set against a rather futuristic feel.

This is exactly the sort of muted alternative aesthetic one expects of London, a city whose design talent seems determined to rebel against the imagined confines of a rich history that imposes many a tradition, yet one that was strangely in short supply this season.

You can see all of Samantha Cole‘s autumn / winter 2011 / 2012 collection by clicking on the thumbnails below.