During London Fashion Week I came down with a stinking cold and I ducked out of a couple of shows. I was gutted to miss the lovely Judy Wu’s AW15 collection. Judy’s label is young, debuting in 2013, but she hit the ground running with killer outerwear and bold use of embellishment and colour. This season is inspired by Judy’s grandmother and the traditions of Chinese culture. Growing up in Shanghai, Judy’s own childhood was a stark contrast to her grandmother’s. Her current collection is an homage to the nostalgic customs of the past, juxtaposed with the looming modernity of Shanghai’s skyscrapers. I love that Judy has taken inspiration from her family; when I get dressed I’m often reminded of my own, very dapper, grandparents. Nanny was a great seamstress and made beautiful gowns, Granddad never left the house without a trilby hat and a perfectly coordinating suit and tie.
I can’t wait to get a closer look at Judy’s AW15 collection, as always I’m particularly interested in her beautifully tailored coats and jackets.