The show notes at Lug Von Siga explained that the designer was inspired by the ancient Ottoman Empire and the superstitious practice of the time for hanging mirrors backwards and embellishing the visible side with figures and reliefs. However, the opulent embellishments and embroidery of the Ottoman era that spring to my mind were in no way evident in this collection. Rather, the style was a mix of Sixties and Eighties, retro futuristic with clean lines and blocks of grey.
The collection provided a good array of separates; tapered trousers, skirts slit to the thigh, polo necks and well cut jackets. The palette was black, white, grey and a lovely shade of plum. Much of the minimal tailoring, made more feminine with the addition of sheer chiffon panels, felt modern and stylish, but there were forays into the more ridiculous – a gold trouser suit with an enormous, shoulder-padded jacket in what looked like PVC has Sixties Bond villain written all over it. A far from flawless collection, but one certainly deserving of the up-and-coming status conferred from showing under the Fashion Scout banner.