There comes a time in your life as a fashion journalist when a designer literally takes your breath away, and makes you weak at the knees.
Such is the power of effect that Michael Lo Sordo claims over me. For a young designer with relatively few collections under his belt, his clear and compelling vision is quite simply staggering.
Intimately set in the newly refurbished Apollo Restaurant with international notables including Bryan Boy, Rumi Neely and Candice Lake sitting front row Lo Sordo wowed the crowd with his seamless execution of what is certainly his strongest collection to date.
A touch of aqua metallic in the PeepToe collaboration and a piece here and there dotted through the collection punctuated as beautifully as a well placed full stop, well employed to emphasize the beautiful silk graphic prints and feminine cuts of the pieces.
A watercolour print dress with a gladiator style segmented skirt was a standout, skillfully displaying Lo Sordo’s grasp of tailoring and eye for aesthetics.
It’s as if Lo Sordo has graduated and has fully blossomed, and with the tick of approval from powerhouses like Vogue this is one designer to watch soar all the way to the very top.
Images belong to Breakfast with Audrey courtesy of Yann Audic