A passion for vintage fabrics and traditional methods of craftsmanship form the foundations of the Lu Flux brand. Pleating, knitting and patchworking techniques are honoured and employed to produce eco-luxurious garments that celebrate the romance of the ‘one-off’.
Traditional techniques assume modern shapes where fabrics and patterns associated with delicacy and gentle beauty are presented in bold sculptural forms that are playful, humorous, colourful and at times illusionary.
Lu Flux graduated in 2006 from Edinburgh College of Art with her final collection winning the Ocean Terminal Scottish Fashion Graduate Award. Subsequently she went to work as a design assistant for Bernhard Willhelm in his Paris studio. Lu returned to the UK in 2007 to start her own label. Since then Lu Flux has shown at Glasgow Fashion Week and debuted at London Fashion Week in February 2009 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s ‘Ones to Watch’ show. Lu Flux currently lives and works in London.
Lu Flux fuses vintage qualities with a fun and conceptual modernity, refashioning old craft to produce playful, humorous, colourful and at times illusory garments. Traditional techniques assume modern shapes where fabrics and patterns associated with delicacy and gentle beauty are presented in bold, sculptural forms.
Lu Flux gives redundant textiles a new lease of life by upcycling them into menswear and womenswear consequently celebrating the romance of the ‘one- off’. In opposition to our modern throwaway culture something new comes from something old therefore reducing waste and excess production.
This collection’s themes lie in the folklore of Britain. Traditions still upheld today like South Queensferry’s Burry Man, the Whittlesea Straw Bear and the Garland King have shaped the amplified patchwork forms. Embroidered jousters, dragons and lions intertwine swathes of florals inspired by the tapestries of Gerhard Munthe. Exciting collaborations with London based artist Alex Chinneck and traditional cordwainers Green Shoes bring another dynamic to the collection and the gentle hues of muted coppers, plums and pink knits give the impression of having a more comical function than merely to keep warm.