Runway Report: Emilia Wickstead Fall 2015

British designer Emilia Wickstead has become synonymous with ultra-feminine glamour, always with nostalgic undertones and without exception, combining sumptuous textiles and exquisite tailoring.

The autumn/winter 2015 collection didn’t disappoint – this season, Emilia’s muse came from the melancholy characters of Wes Anderson. Retro patterns like a check in tones of rust, and a geometric all-over-print in dusty pink felt a little Modish, as did the selection of black high-shine outerwear. Elsewhere, the reference was more subtle, saved for oversized lapels and buttons on pastel tweeds.

The woollen dresses, coats and jumpsuits in an array of pale hues, juxtaposed with black and an inky blue were quite something. Of course, the full skirts were abundant, cut beautifully and gently gathering at the base of the spine. The finale saw a pillar box red variation; a dramatic halter-neck with a deep v providing a heady conclusion to the show.

Noteworthy details included chokers in matching fabrics paired with ensembles and the block-heeled peep-toe mules by collaborator Paul Andrew.

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