It’s only been a few short seasons since Lantern Sense launched back in 2014, yet it has already gone on to gather a wave of success and much deserved plaudits for its designs.

What the design duo of Trevor Ng and Lala Yang presented for AW16 was nothing but a perfect example of why their brand is going from strength to strength. Taking inspiration from the work of American painter Mark Rothko and early 90’s commercial grunge, the pair offered up a collection of boxy tailored separates and stunning oversized asymmetric woollen scarves with tassel fringing that swayed as the models walked. Custom made safety pins appeared on skirts and trousers, while jackets were embellished with heavy duty jump rings and eyelets. All were fused together on a backdrop of soft grey, cream, peach and beige – juxtaposed with bright red, burgundy, browns and black.

Floral accessorises, sunglasses, nose and lip piercings, rucksacks, dark lips and on-trend braids completed the looks. As the models stormed down the catwalk to the sound of Prodigy there was a real feel of 90’s nostalgia and a feeling that Lantern Sense is heading for big things.

Written by and images © Michaela Hoyte.

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