September 24, 2000
Marcus Lupfer's spunky Spring collection was all '50s rockabilly by way of the '80s. His street-tough vixens wore everything from a sensational one-strapped leather minidress with a ruched circular side seam to knit leather vests and strip-cut skirts. Plaid blazers gathered in back and tied in front with an internal leather cord looked tough and fabulous with slightly pegged trousers. Bouncy, '50s-inspired skirts to the knee, flirty dresses with draped backs and a red plaid shift with a tulle overlay provided a softer counterpoint.
For many, London fashion week is the place to discover fresh new talent. This collection, which successfully balances edgy creativity with plenty of precision and restraint, puts Lupfer in a good position to gain the recognition he deserves.