Marta Jakubowski graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2014. Her MA collection caught the attention of some the most important people in the fashion industry and she received the British Fashion Council's NEWGEN sponsorship this season for an installation and film at London Fashion Week.
Rightfully so, too. Her AW’15 collection is the most minimal and beautiful collection I saw this season. The finely-knit turtlenecks, the slashes, delicately positioned over the hip-bones and chest - the proportions are all the result of something close to her heart.
Dealing with loss and the feeling of incompleteness are some of the thoughts and ideas behind the collection. I love the purity of it all; in Marta's case, less is more. The silhouette, the solid colours and the non-fussy fabrics, draw you in to look closer. The more you look, the more you see, like a Mark Rothko painting. Trousers sharing one hem, raw selvages, a zip continuing long past a jacket's edge - each detail builds on another.
I hope the influential people in the fashion industry carry on watching Jakubowski, because London needs designers of her calibre to stay and grow.