Roberts Wood catwalk show report S/S 2016 for LFW
Debuting her SS16 collection entitled Digitalis, Roberts Wood stayed true to her style, incorporating strong fabric manipulation and bold designs. Drawing inspiration from a fascination with nature and science, the new collection draws on strange, dark and unusual aspects of floral and botanical structures.
Black and white stitched tops and dresses contrasted with sheer over-exaggerated ruffles and loose silhouettes, to represent a fundamental desire to be immersed in nature and the struggle with this fragile connection and disconnection. White oxford shirts were accompanied with flowing skirts whilst colours and transparency were used to create an atmospheric effect demonstrated in the form of sheer fabrics.
Frilled bodices were completed with the incorporation of lace and stitched mesh pieces whilst the colour palette stayed largely neutral with hues of white, navy, grey and black all taking centre stage on the runway.
Ruffled headwear, bold white-eye makeup and white lace up brogues completed the primarily neutral collection. Roberts Wood’s fascinating collection played with the realms of reality and fantasy with her bold use of fabrics and contrasting structures, ultimately infusing a sense of the unreal into her work.
Photos: Erol Birsen