British designer Louise Gray recently announced she'll be taking a year-long hiatus from her spot on London Fashion Week's schedule. This is a real shame.
In place of designing for her eponymous label, Gray says she'll be, "working on design and consultancy projects for major brands, as well as collaborating with my friends in London."
Even amid London's bold crop of young, avant garde designers, Gray's shows always stood out for their sense of near-anarchic fun, a consistent mish-mash of clever tailoring, beautiful prints and then usually a bunch of random shit resembling the detritus of a Supermarket Sweep cart dash — it all (mostly) made sense even though it probably shouldn't. Here's some of the many things London's runways will probably be missing these next two seasons: