Runway Report: Emilia Wickstead SS18

Emilia Wickstead started the week off on a pretty glamorous high. Slightly adjusting her signature aesthetic, which is somewhat demure, Wickstead introduced her SS18 collection with sheer curiosity; sheer being the pun here. The second look on the runway took the silhouette of a buttoned-up lady dress in pale gray organza, with black taping detail outlining the collar, lapel and belt line, followed by the same style fabric in an off-the-shoulder, gathered sleeved A-line dress.

Wickstead didn’t completely leave her modest-yet-chic style behind, as there were still a good amount of shapes that would continue to work for Kate Middleton, who has been sporting the brand since she joined the Royal Family. Take the powder blue, cinched a-line dress with a white turtleneck collar and black criss-cross ribboning on the sleeves, perfect for a Royal Affair. Additionally, we can imagine the Princess looking rather stunning in the dusky millennial rose pantsuit, with long-line jacket and wide palazzo pants.

By being a little risque on the runway, Emilia Wickstead not only injected fresh air into her smart-silhouetted brand, but is now on her way to appeal, and attract perhaps a younger and more daring audience, while still staying true to her current customers. We’re definitely on board!

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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 ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji