Each year at London Fashion Week, at the Designers’ Showrooms, you will always remain astonished by intricate sculptures made out of the most delicate fabrics created to empower and encapsulate the female body. However, it is impossible not to have one favourite designer who will manage to infiltrate into your thoughts even a week after LFW has ended. This year, on my mind is Sherri Colter, who had her debut collection this SS19.
Managing to blend delicate shades of cherry blossom with dramatic cuts reminiscing of abstract art, Colter created body-confident, empowering silhouettes using sheer organza and ostrich feathers. From tones of pastel coral and lilac to raw lime green, the collection featured floral embroidery and patterns that elevated the designs, making the fabric look like a canvas onto which Colter unravelled a strong, feminine design.
Colter’ SS19 was composed out of ball gowns, mid dresses and two piece outfits that complement each other bringing a vibrant, modern energy with the fine details being in the centre of the collection, ensuring a grand-finale to LFW.
When it comes to Sherri, the director and designer of the collection, her friendly nature and caring soul was revealed to me as soon as I stepped in the Designers’ Showrooms, as if I was a returning friend not a complete stranger. After graduating from Toronto’s Reyson University, Sherri worked for Anna Sui in New York City and later on in London for brands such as Erdem and Peter Pilotto, before embarking on her first solo line, presented now at London Fashion Week.
I am sure we will hear and see more of Sherri Colter’s bold, feminine designs but until then she remains in my mind and heart as one of the best emerging designers.