ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE OCT-NOV-DEC 2022 (Vol V, Issue XXVIII)
Article Published on: 2ND JAN 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com
WRITTEN BY "JEANNE LEA DELAHOUSIE", GUEST WRITER (FASHION) & PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL FOUST, PHOTO-JOURNALIST (DE MODE)
Not alone in his lace and bodycon seduction, early Sunday morning on September 18th, Albanian womenswear designer, Nensi Dojaka premiered her new SS 2023 collection for London Fashion Week.
The 2021 LVMH winner for young designers is known for her intellectually articulated use of sheer malleable fabrics and delicate cutouts illuminating the intimate spaces of the female body. The architecturally defined butterfly and heart motifs shaped the bodice and wire details. Small delicate ruffles prove sage wisdom from mannequin to movement. Dojaka has spoken about her use of intimacy and vulnerability as a feminine strength and superpower. She deeply understands the woman she designs for. One that is smart, sexy, and spitfire sharp. There is a cunning edge to Dojaka’s use of dainty fibers; she dresses the femme up to this dauntless delicacy. Pushing her comfort zone in color from black and neutrals, Dojaka experimented with sequins, metallics, and animal print designs along with bright pink, purple, and coral fabrics. The newness of color keeps her designs playful, while still harboring the quality of technicalities she is known for. Honoring a range of body types this season, we are witnessing her expansion and versatility. Allowing for a new way of “wearing your heart on your sleeve”, she intrinsically knows the finite callings of a woman's body and the exquisite details of lingerie fabrics and textures.
Casting an open net on sexuality and sophistication, through fine lines and fluidity, Nensi Dojaka once again captures the intimate strength of a woman.
The world in fashion has demanded a rise in diversity from all sides of the runway. The audience, the designers, the models, and the collections being built, are in an uproar for liberty. Families bring their children, models with physical disabilities, and a range of emotions on and off the stage. London might have lost their queen but never their crown in fashion.