Todd Lynn AW’11
by Adam the Editor
The Todd Lynn show took inspiration from revolts; from the French revolution in the 18th century to modern day disorder in the global climate. Androgyny always seems to be a recurring theme for Todd and to be fair, he does do it well.
Garments featured strong shoulders on a clean torso silhouette, echoed further in knee detail on trousers. Collars rose high, shielding the profile of the face, providing an air of mystery. Jackets were produced from soft, battered leathers providing an antiqued, worn-effect look.
Trousers featured wrap-around zips. Coats also unzipped at the waist, providing the audience with a chance of discovering hidden detail. Draping and panelling were also strong features within the collection.
Practicality was taken into consideration with the myriad of wool options that featured. Finishes included wool jersey, wool silk blend, stretch wool, layered wool and heavy wool. Fur also made an appearance as did neoprene, knit felt, silk and leather.
Overall the collection had a strong grunge element which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The colour palette was mainly monochrome and grey with the odd injection of a deep scarlet red. The collection was very wearable and the mixture of both men’s and women’s clothing provided an opportunity for both men and women to take note. The men’s pieces were a little less directional but I think this is purely down to the fact that Todd Lynn does not have a large male client base and thus this area is not worth a huge amount of time in relation to the overall collection.
In summary then, the Todd Lynn AW’11 collection is simple and clean-cut whilst still maintaing a presence among the LFW shows. The brand is definitely not to everybody’s taste but I think aesthetically most people can agree that Todd does a good job at getting the androgyny genre right each and every time.