Francesco Rasola SS18 London Fashion Week
Francesco Rasola is a designer we have been meaning to feature for some time. His debut ‘It’s Just A Matter of Time’ collection was shown at Kiev Fashion Days and was a monochrome homage to the designer’s own inner torments. In contrast, the most recent SS18 collection was a wild slash of neons and prints with an energetic and offbeat attitude (“two and two always makes a five”).
Athletic outlines and sporty silhouettes on both male and female models ranged from baseball shorts, to ballet tutus and judo Gis. Leotards and ponchos were paired under sheer jumpsuits or with sky high over the knee sock boots – and for the guys, T-shirts printed with the 2+2 = 5 legend, track pants and sports jackets.
The collection of stylised streetwear shown at Fashion Scout SS18 drew on musical influences and the fundamental motivation of the designer – not just to dress his customers but to energise and excite them too.
Words by The Glass Pineapple. Images shot for us by Kerry Curl.