October 12, 2011 London
In terms of silhouette, this collection juxtaposed the sporty and the soigné. The latter was amply represented in Lupfer's French lace pieces, including chic, sheer pencil skirts and cigarette pants intended to be layered over briefs or under long tops, and flared lace shorts that looked a bit tricky to wear. Sporty, meanwhile, got an airing in sweatshirt-shaped Lurex knits and a reversible baseball jacket, leopard-printed on one side and featuring a parrot embroidery on the other. Tropical-print playsuits and minidresses that could dress up or down nicely married the two moods. Overall, this collection had a bit of a magpie feeling—a bit of this, a bit of that—but it didn't feel incoherent. And the playfulness of Lupfer's embroideries and prints gave even the most simple shapes some kick.