Lantern AW/16

Lantern AW/16

The Lantern girl -inspired by Mark Rothko and 90s grunge – is fucking cool. Swathed in black and tones of burgundy, pink and cream, and studded with piercings, badass pointed nails and baby spice signature plaits.

The debut for Lantern is strong, with a clear point of view and wearability to the street feel to the silhouettes. With bombers mixed with fringed skirts and the staple youth shoes of choice by Underground. There is an elegance to the designs from the craftsmanship of each piece and inspiration of one half of the design duo’s love for tailoring. Despite being a runway ready look styled to the max complete with moss scarves and flower-adorned hats, the collection seems approachable when broken down into separates.

You cannot forget the feeling of a Rothko painting when looking at the collection due to the dark and moody tones yet there’s something undeniably captivating; the texture of the layered paintings has been captured full force in the layered textures of the looks. XXY will be keeping an eye on Lantern and we can’t wait to see more from this dynamic duo.


Photographs and words by Laura Wells/ @macwells_