Sharon Wauchob spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS18
Sharon Wauchob has a tomboyish femininity to her designs – whimsy and often slouchy yet elegant. The Irish designer’s new collection echoed her very contemporary modus operandi and was an engaging narrative of her love affair with unique fabrics, folds and textures.
Sharon once again showed at a resplendent church setting like the past two seasons. Breezing through the circular runway were loosely structured overcoats and softly sculpted sling dresses with feathers accents. The relaxed silhouettes were like the miracle sleepy lotion, almost immediately exuding a sense no-fuss comfort that is needed to beat the blistering summer heat.
There were glimpses of embroidery here and there but the focus remained on the fabric’s flirtatious abilities. From silky satins to glistening metallic foil, this was soaraway smashing case for why less is more.
Though dresses were many in number – a pleated black sling one with chain straps worth the rave – the particular emphasis on trousers was easily visible. Ruffled hems, animal prints and overall pleats, there was enough detail peaking from underneath to grab one’s attention.
It was not a breakthrough on her part but Sharon certainly hit the right notes in terms of the bohemian sophistication that currently prevails over the world of fashion.
Photos: Erol Birsen