Eugene Lin’s ride of the Valkyries

The Valkyries – those Angels of death scourging the battlefields – were Eugine Lin’s spring 2014 muses. But forget any visions of Wagner’s operatic, Viking-horned cliches. These mythological creatures were perfectly apt at blending in to the present day, despite their ancient origins.

Lin’s London fashion week (LFW) show started out pure white, punctuated only by soft feather prints. As the Valkyrie, in some versions of the Norse mythos, wears a cloak of feathers that transforms her into a swan, so does the girl wearing Lin’s collection. The fronts of jackets, dresses, and skirts are tailored with a cross-over effect, like closed wings hugging the body. Shapes are feminine but strong, allowing every outfit to shine even when colour is absent.

Beyond the white pieces, the show broke into hues of bright orange – like sunset through clouds – then finished with a series of black and grey dresses that darkened the fabric palette without darkening the mood. Lin’s pieces may have cast a look back at at the mythological angels of death – but they’re very much in the present, and pieces you’d want to wear on any night out.

You can see all of the Eugene Lin spring / summer 2014 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photography by Christopher Dadey