By Chere Di Boscio
Take the sculptural design aesthetic of Thierry Mugler and blend with the ethics of Edun and you’ll get an idea of what Laboni Saha’s work is like.
The London College of Fashion graduate is passionate about using hand-painted, rawly natural materials in her L. Saha line, which she launched in 2013 after a career as a fashion buyer.
The brown-eyed beauty also worked with British labels Georgia Hardinge and Izmaylova, as well as Indian designers Gaurav Gupta and Little Shilpa, before realising she had enough ideas and passion to launch her own eco-luxury fashion brand.
Laboni showcased her first collection at the Couture Fair in London last June, and made a splash with her dramatically tailored silhouettes in buttercup yellow. Since then, she’s created a more accessible prêt-a-porter line that’s been a hit with buyers around the world due to its minimalist silhouettes blended with hints of ethnic touches, like elaborate embroidery and chunky accessories.
Indeed, the current collection, Emouvoir, boasts slim, simple shapes, but with stands out due to its characteristic embellishment–a graphic print here, a bit of tuxedo pleating there…all of which announce the wearer’s confidence and authority.
Her brand may only be one year old, but it’s clear from the reception of buyers, consumers and editors alike, Laboni Saha is one to watch.
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