Colour makes a bold statement; blocked in unique combinations of baby pink and burgundy, dove grey and teale, navy and mustard. The quirky hues remixed further in an oversized geo print and custom paisley; restraint evident in the focus on two key graphics.
Each look explores the evolution of the A-line shape, creating a streamlined continuity that is subtle and intricate. Weighted crepe moulds silhouettes smoothly over the body projecting an air of calculated polish. The clean lines of maxi lengths, precise panelling and thigh-high splits add to the season’s sense of elongated elegance.
This intentionally sleek canvas gives way to bespoke textures. A three-dimensional circle embroidery applies a buoyant stiffness to A-line mini’s and long-sleeve blouses which are primly tucked into high waisted stovepipes. A self-devised knotted macramé forms a sturdy lace, inserted in lengths from collarbone to wrist; décolletage to hem. Flattened studs, eyelet lacing and gold ring trims ensure every seam, hem and fabric edge is considered.
Sensual cut-outs up the femininity factor. Keyholes, deep V-necks and peak-a-boo trims balance expertly with floor skimming skirts, bell sleeves and high roll collars to create a picture of refinement. Pea coats and blazers form the outer shell of considered layering ensuring each look is more wearable and well-groomed than the last.
Accessories match back with suede ankle-tied booties, strappy platforms and a modern take on the Mary-Jane offered in burgundy, navy, black and sometimes mixed with rust. A structured take on the bucket bag and rigid oversized clutches are intentionally sharp and high on sophistication.
The sense of sartorial discernment is intoxicating. It’s clear all the well-dressed women will be found at The Esplanade this season.