Simon Mo presented a tightrope act of fashion meets environmental commentary for his Spring/Summer 2019 show. A passionate environmentalist, Mo is committed to exploring the beauty and fragility of nature.
These are big themes to present on a runway; the idea of our vulnerable, exploited earth and yet Mo is sophisticated enough in his choice of fabrics and tailored cuts to easy his London Fashion Week audience into such a weighty philosophy.
Fluid and imaginative Mo in fact achieved the opposite affect – making our spirits soar. The collection benefited from Mo’s research into one of his much loved childhood stories, Sinbad the Sailor and he applied its sense of adventure to his nautical inspired over-size shirts, loose jackets and fluid dresses.
The Taiwanese more designer’s tailoring was particularly exciting with him introducing exotic coloured jacquards, bright tartans and even sequins. There was even dresses constructed of red or blue velour. There was a sense that Mo enjoyed entering a new terrain via his athleisure references of vintage suba diving suits and sequined hot pants.
Comfortable and yet compassionate Mo shared his environmental message with an easy feeling, comfortable collection.
Images: Eloise Peachey | Fashion Week Photographer | @eloisepeacheyphoto