Runway Report: Emilia Wickstead Fall 2016

To be somewhat of an English heritage brand likely comes with its pressures, especially if your clientele reaches as far as the Duchess of Cambridge herself. Each season, we see Emilia Wickstead manifest collections which are unique yet safe; silhouetted yet modest. It is then no wonder, that when it is time to see what the designer will unveil for her next season, we sit with bated breath.

Wickstead’s Fall 2016 collection was a melange of brocade, knitwear, luxe stripes and for the first time, denim. The designer pushed the boat out a little and incorporated the casual fabric into formal cuts, with ankle-length dresses, wide billowy sleeves and an interesting origami-detailed neckline. Her chosen color palette made our eyelashes dance, as tonal shades of seafoam green, dove grey, tan, dusty rose, mustard, teal and good amounts of navy and black, came floating down the runway.

For a designer who is known for her lady-like shapes and rich English-inspired fabrics, she doesn’t fail to amaze and tease, season after season. With an underlying modesty to her clothing, Emilia Wickstead is still a frontrunner when it comes to heritage style, and pure English valour.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog (www.zenandthecity.net) Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji