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Diving further into the Spring/Summer 2019 collections shown in London, here we’re showing you what’s new from Emilia Wickstead, Delpozo, and Christopher Kane.
A striking palette, broad shoulders, and even bigger bows walked the runway of Emilia Wickstead’s 1980s feminist fairytale. Modernized takes on the fashion of the decade were the main event against a simple runway with a white backdrop, where we saw lots of volume in oversized pant suits, puffed sleeves, and jumpsuits in colors like fuschia, Kelly green, yellow, and powder blue. While each garment was composed of clean lines and solid colors, the inclusion of bows with nearly every look added a playful touch that ensured the collection was anything but boring.
Delpozo’s delightful Spring/Summer 2019 collection emerged from a runway covered with soft white drapery, where lush clusters of wisteria blooms and colorful Murano glass informed the chromatic palette and floral patterns. Looks like a white collared cape with pink embroidery paired with minty green pleated trousers and a blue pinstripe dress with a gathered boat neckline reminded us of something that might be worn by Audrey Hepburn’s character in My Fair Lady, if her wardrobe was updated for current times. Each garment was paired with a headpiece reminiscent of a draping wisteria branch and a pair of sandals, which were meant to mimic motifs found on Murano glass.
Christopher Kane’s Spring/Summer 2019 debut shone like a jewel atop an all-concrete backdrop—and we mean that literally. Jewel tones, jewel prints, and the inclusion of large jewel details were a constant throughout the collection, which was comprised of a diverse selection of pieces ranging from casual shirt dresses (including a knee-length graphic t-shirt dress bearing the word, “foreplay”) and loose-fitted trouser to plunging necklines and sheer lace. The inclusion of elements like athletic shoes, bare faces, and a uniform sleeked-back boyish hairstyle gave the impression that the wearers’ femininity is defined only by them.