Masha Ma

24th September 2010





I received my first invitation email from Masha Ma in the middle of summer to visit her studio in north London and view her collection before showing at LFW, I can’t remember whether I’ve replied her email or not – I was in the middle of the busy fashion shoot period there weren’t any time to visit any showrooms let alone press appointments.  Shin was invited too and read the feature on her post, it sounded exciting…I, in my heart REGRETTED for not emailing back ‘Yes yes I would love to come to see your work…’  Well a few months later I got invited to come to the show, thanks to Shin YAY!

Ice Breaker – ‘The debut show looks at strong elements such as silver and steel juxtaposed with the intricate elegance found in the use of the finest cotton, draping and finish.  Inspired by rugged buildings in the meatpacking district in New York City, the collection is industrial chic with a touch of subtle futurism.  White, ice blue, a touch of blush and a speck of silver is the colour palette; pastel while still being sharp.’

It’s a stunning-breathtaking collection for SS11 and has becoming one of my favourites.  Loving all the layering, flowy shirts, prints, chiffons, light constructed jackets to break down the softness of the outfit, the collection is so dream-like I can see myself wearing of the outfits/pieces next summer.  Congratulations Masha Ma!

**Illustrations by Vic Riches.

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  • Reply the nyanzi report 24th September 2010 at 23:18

    This was one of the best shows I saw this season.
    I think she’s going to be big.

  • Reply the style crusader 25th September 2010 at 00:23

    this show was gorgeous. was just sorting through my photos from it this evening. the construction of the garments is so incredible. love the shot of the illustrations! so cool xx

  • Reply Hyun Hyun 25th September 2010 at 02:15

    The pictures are amazing, love the shot of the illustrations.

  • Reply Deela Style 25th September 2010 at 02:17

    Stunning outfits, so fluid! I can see why you love the collection.

  • Reply Georgie 25th September 2010 at 02:18

    Great post.

  • Reply Style Poo 25th September 2010 at 02:19

    Love the shot of the girl illustrating the show.

  • Reply Mina 25th September 2010 at 02:20

    The first two pictures are beautiful.

  • Reply styleeast 25th September 2010 at 10:36

    Couldn’t agree more – was so impressed with this show. Definitely one to keep my eye on.

    Would be great to see you Sunday – think I’m going to suggest to Celeste we meet about 12.30. Shall I email you the plan? (Or send me your number) x

  • Reply Pauline 25th September 2010 at 11:37

    Amazing and I agree with you I want to wear them.

  • Reply Emma Cool 25th September 2010 at 11:38

    I’m sure Masha Ma would invite you again this time round, would be cool to photograph the collection in detail.

  • Reply Castle In The Candy Floss Sky 25th September 2010 at 11:39

    Both the photos and collection are b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l
    well done Kit!

  • Reply Bee 25th September 2010 at 11:40

    I’m guessing this designer is going to be huge.

  • Reply Q 25th September 2010 at 11:41

    Love the quick sketches of the catwalk collection.

  • Reply Nicolette 25th September 2010 at 11:54

    I’ve had a look at the video from the Vauxhalll Fashion Scout site, I must say I’m impressed.

  • Reply Viva Yang 25th September 2010 at 11:54

    Congratulations to Masha Ma.

  • Reply Annie 25th September 2010 at 11:55

    I’m trying to catch up with your speedy posts.
    Love the flowing fabric and the layering, fab photography.

  • Reply Olga 25th September 2010 at 12:58

    I love it.

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