The Bite Magazine - Autmn/Winter 2020 - Issue 28

bitecatwalk M arcos Luengo's collection blended trends and eras of design seamlessly. It began with a heavy nod to the ‘60s with felt wool bee- hive beefeater hats, ‘80s voluminous bishop sleeve coats and corsets, and heavy ‘90s inspired grunge plaids, a splash of English countryside, loose bohemian peasant-like dress silhouettes with bold swirls of colour. They topped off with some decently impressive contem- porary and tragically perfect colour blocked suits ideal for stalking through power-play restaurants in mid-town Manhattan. Phew, it was a mouthful, or rather, eyeful, to take in for sure, but quite the intriguing one altogether. I swooned for the way Renaissance designer, Marcos Luengo, brilliantly merged the various styles and designs from so many decades of fashion. Having a dual degree in Psy- chology and English, this former professor draws on his love of academia in his past and present collections. The swirls of colour remind me of Rorschach test images and the way he was able to play with layering silk, wool and leather fabrics again hinted at spending a weekend in the English countryside skeet shooting, at some elegant manor house. My favourite looks, though, had to be the royal blue and golden yellow colour-blocked suit sets, looks #10 and #14, and then the high waisted red flared pants with angora sweater from look #16. The finale look, however, reminded me of a nun giving Queen Victoria a run for her money.