Hair-raising! Models sport mad mohawks at London fashion week (but will it catch on)
It was 6pm on a Sunday evening.
But Louise Gray's startling designs livened things up at London Fashion Week last night.
Towering mohawks, jazzy prints and clashing colours made for an electrifying show.
Taking inspiration from the Punk era, the bold Scottish designer put on a dazzling display
Taking inspiration from some of her favourite culutural pursuits – 'clubs, nightlife and nail bars' – the the bold Scottish designer put on a dazzling display.
She is one of a number of womenswear designers to feature during the six-day extravaganza.
Others include Christopher Kane, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Henry Holland and Roksanda Ilincic.
Describing her style inspirations Gray said: 'Freedom, technology, mirages and sunny days.'
She left the family home in rural Scotland
at 17 to study textiles in Glasgow, before moving onto the prestigious
Glasgow School of Art to complete her BA in textile design.
Shift shapes, knee-high boots and A-line coats give the Gray style a more commercial edge
Since establishing her eponymous label, her collections have received both international and mainstream acclaim.
And the autumn / winter 2012 range doesn't disappoint.
Dark reds and greens are lifted with flashes of neon, while maze-like prints are a key feature.
And critics believe it is one of her most wearable collections to date with shift shapes, knee-high boots and A-line coats giving the Gray style a more commercial edge.
And how would she describe the Louise Gray woman 'Ultimately someone who is fun.'