An abstract idea of mirrors informs the spring/summer 2019 women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collection by artistic director Clare Waight Keller.
Floral prints, once a trademark of the female wardrobe, enter into both women’s and menswear. Signifying a further take on mirroring, the patterns draw together, disappear, dissolve and explode into circular flower formations. Morphing into silver embroideries, the theme of reflection is expressed in metallic elements achieved through artisanal processes: dresses in silver lace lacquered in silver and applied with silver resin create a foil effect, while silver outerwear comes to life through leather lamination. Mirror embroidery appears in menswear
Reflected in the show set, a series of rooms draped in painted canvases like the uncovering of an old house, colours materialise in a faded warm palette of beige tones, deep yellows, dark greens, lavender, salmon and indigo blue.