We had great fun designing these gorgeous Stirrup leggings in funky colours for Paula Canovas del Vas's final show
Paula Canovas del Vas’s collection was all about designing for empowered women. “I feel that every time there’s a womenswear designer making empowering clothes for women, they imitate menswear,” the designer explained. “As a woman designing for women, and as a consumer, I feel myself very restricted – it’s either very frigid or the very hot look.” This manifesto for powered-up female dressers came in the form of mixing the unexpected: a draped undergarment with an embossed felt jacket acting as armour in a bold palette of pink and yellow; PVC trousers mixed with mohair tops; giant shoulders that invited the wearer to take up more space. “There’s so much to explore as a woman designing for women: I want it hot, powerful, sexy, and elegant, all of those things in one. I feel like it’s my duty,” she finished.