Markus Lupfer graduated in 1997 from London’s University of Westminster with a first-class honors degree. With his refreshingly unique style and artful way he redefined everyday basics, his critically acclaimed final year collection was immediately bought by London boutique Koh Samui. It was in quick succession that he was awarded the British Fashion Council’s New Generation Award in 2001, providing the platform to begin showing on an international level the label that bears his name.
Markus Lupfer became a regular on the London Fashion Week schedule before becoming Design Director at Spanish fashion house Armand Basi in 2006. In 2008 Markus Lupfer won ‘Best Designer of the Year’, at the Prix de la Mode Awards in Spain. Lupfer’s talent and expertise have created opportunities for collaborations and consultancy projects with international brands Ruffo, Cacharel, Mulberry and of course, Armand Basi One; which under Lupfer’s direction was a must see London Fashion Week show.
In 2010, Markus reintroduced his collections to the London Fashion Week schedule with immediate global success. Lupfer is renowned for his humorously subversive knitwear and inspired approach to jersey daywear and tailoring. His innovative and often surreal use of print, embroidery and graphic embellishment, continues to earn him a devoted celebrity following. With fans including Madonna, Beyonce, Rhianna, Olivia Palermo, Lydia Hearst, Alexa Chung, Florence Welch, Edie Campbell, Anna Friel and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and Blake Lively.
Spring Summer 13:
Markus Lupfer explores and refines his signature codes of silhouette, knitwear and print through his Spring Summer 13 collection, “Fall in Love”.
This season, the feel is light and airy with a focus on prints, transparency, metallic’s and Markus’ iconic touch of sparkle! Knitwear takes on a more graphic element with spots, stripes and checks throughout, perfectly complimenting the structured silhouettes and textured tailoring. Icy blues, silvers, soft nudes and pastel hues all liquefy together to give the collection its cool edge.
Markus Lupfer is NEW to Saks Fifth Avenue Bahrain!
Markus Lupfer Spring/Summer 2013 is available at Saks Fifth Avenue Bahrain City Centre, Bahrain