palmer//harding spring/summer 2017 collection presentation for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS17
Presented at Mary Ward House, palmer//harding drew inspiration from Matthew King’s artwork, Americana and a continued fascination with vaporwave music, which lead to thoughts of power dressing, languid layers and urban culture.
Playing around with the notion of freedom, the spring/summer 2017 collection incorporated joyous volume and exaggerated proportions. Long, loose silhouettes dominated with asymmetric sleeves and oversized cuffs, completed with wide belting to cinch it all in.
The colour palette and textures were laidback and had a nostalgic feel, but a graphic edge, courtesy of stripe patterns. Muted red, chambray, sky blue, olive and sand were key shades. A deliberate choice of natural fabrics was lifted through layering with robe-like belts and grosgrain trims.
Cotton poplin and chambrays were heavily used for shirting, while micro-corduroy and fine, gauzy cotton knits added layers of intrigue as outerwear. Meanwhile, skirts and trousers were cleverly cut with overlapping prints, which allowed the body to be exposed with movement
Outfits were completed with limed oak and silver jewellery giving a subtle nod to sea-worn wood and metal.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter