ALEXACHUNG Spring 2019

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Alexa Chung makes her London Fashion Week debut with her new collection inspired by the airport departure lounge. In her office she decorated a room with objects she has collected on her adventures around the globe. There are pretty Japanese lantern lights, playful polaroids of nights out in Manhattan (where she was based for seven years), and copies of her friend Florence Welch's poetry book that helped her make the space a creative environment for this new collection.  "I wanted it to be a fantasy airport where all these different characters are popping up" says Chung. There are safari suits and Hawaii print pants and Ibiza ready dresses with puffer jackets. There are also some tailored jackets and trousers that remind me of Bianca Jagger's traveling outfits when papped at the airport with Mick. Chung admits that she makes pieces that she wants to have in her own wardrobe and to make looks that are actually wearable. 

My favorite looks from the ALEXACHUNG Spring 2019 show
"Arrivals and Departures"

"These clothes quietly aspire to that late 1970s era when Mick Jagger or The Beatles would waft through departures in corduroy and velvet leaving the scent of patchouli in their wake." -British Vogue
"The airport is often a place of vulnerability and anxiety," she says. "On a bigger, more metaphorical level, it's about saying goodbye to your past and welcoming your future." -AC

The makeup was provided by SUQQU and was based on natural skin with added dimension in the form of a strong highlight. 
Bucket hats, shell jewelry, jelly shoes, and diamante hair barrettes were all part of the ALEXACHUNG accessories. 

All images via Refinery 29, Vogue Runway, and British Vogue. 

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