Elizabethan shapes, volume, and drapery meet the sensuality and cinched waists of 1940s French haute couture in this collection. Inspired by oil portraits of European aristocracy, these pieces feature classic, luxury fabrics and rich colors that exude the grandeur and sophistication of high society. The daywear adds volume and diversity to traditional silhouettes, featuring ruff-inspired tulle necklines and tailored wool-cashmere jackets, with each piece being structurally distinct. Bolder evening wear features silk metallics and duchesse satin in deep jewel tones for a sleek, regal look. Corsetry and tulip-shaped skirts play with the contours of the female form through statement cocktail dresses, adding a hint of romance to winter's dark days.
Sergio Renis for Windle & Moodie
Windle & Moodie
Ruth Wiles, Tomoko Baba for MAC Cosmetics
Madeleine Welch, Annie, Tara Jean
Emma Yansen, Alicia R, Melinda S
Anais, Alyona, Louise, Signe
BFC showspace, Somerset House, London