Supriya Lele delivered sensuality in her South London studio
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 20 February 2024

Presenting her FW24 collection as a lookbook shot inside her studio, Supriya Lele brought sensuality to the mundanity of South London’s urban spaces. Situated inside an old office block above her art gallery Qrystal Partners, which has taken over a disused pharmacy, Lele is focusing on finding the beauty in the banal this season.

Fluid, sensual silhouettes were inspired by William Gass’ On Blue, a 1976 philosophical text exploring the storied heritage of the colour blue as hues of royal blue punctuated the collection in sheaths of transparent vinyl and strapless dresses. The draping for which the British-Indian designer has become best known was highlighted as jersey fabric fashioned into mini skirts slung low on the hip bone and midi dresses cut close to the body. The designer’s foray into knitwear continued with twist-hem knickers or balaclava-hooded crop tops. Leather hot pants were paired with high-necked shirts and fluffy outerwear arrived in sumptuous coats belted at the waist.

Last season saw models parade the Barbican Centre car park in jelly rock shoes, elevated this season into perspex block heels and slip-on mules, elongating Lele’s silhouettes as a seamless extension of sheer tights and bare legs. Silhouettes from Lele’s personal wardrobe, which she wears time and time again, were given a seductive makeover as funnel neck ski jackets were crafted in supple leather and cargo trousers were given an asymmetric twist.

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