Glamourous gimps. The two best (and perhaps only) words to describe Vincent Lapp’s graduate offering. With not an inch of skin on show, his gimps weren’t of the typical latex variety, though – instead, they were wrapped in luxurious, ladylike fabrics including velvet, and satin. “My aesthetic is very couture,” Lapp tells us. “It combines femininity, romanticism (in a literary aspect) with a bit of burlesque.”
More than just a hark back to the old days of glamour, the collection was a statement against religious radicalism and fanaticism, inspired by Le ciel attendra, a French film about women who become attracted to radical Islam. This manifested in the pièce de résistance of the collection: a royal blue velvet number, completed with a matching frilly hat. Classy and nasty all at the same time.