Medusa

Jason Lear illustrations for Eugene Lin's AW11 collection.

Inspiration comes in all forms, from the smallest flicker of light to the loudest life changing events. For Eugene Lin, inspiration seems to come from an otherworldly mystical place. The last collection of his that I featured was, after all, inspired by the graphic and disturbing 'vanishing twin syndrome'. For AW11 the complex rage of Medusa was his muse.

One of my favourite things about Lin is the wearability of his pieces. The digitally altered prints might mimic Medusa's petrified victims while folded necklines recall her execution - but this doesn't result in pieces that are incapable of being worn daily. The collection is gorgeous. With the most stunning prints, deep green dresses, and a trench that has landed on my wish list. There's something very McQueen about this collection... and I'm liking it.

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