Richard Malone spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show for LFW
Richard Malone’s spring/summer 2018 collection was a sweeping of various blue tones permeated by the occasional shout of yellow and green. Many of the classic items of a modern woman’s wardrobe were displayed on the catwalk, but with a visually refreshing twist. Malone says her inspiration for this collection came from looking at how women wear garments – this being clear from the reconstruction of wardrobe staples.
The twisting of these traditional items was evident from the outset, with a suit featuring one long and one short leg with variating blue fabrics stitched together suggested that two blazers had joined to become a new hybrid. Featuring a belt clenching the waist made from the sleeve of another blue jacket, it is clear that the designer has achieved her aim of a “Richard Malone idea of each” classic staple.
The collection variated between strong tailoring and feminine silhouettes, with items like boxy jackets formed with punchy patterns breaking up the waves of blue. Flowing dresses that gathered across the body or skimmed the knee were presented in sherbet green and sunshine yellow, both acting to refresh the eyes between the blue tones.
With each model wearing thigh-high, chevron-patterned boots that featured large circular cut-outs, the shoes emulated the twist on tradition that Richard has tried to represent for the modern woman.
Photos: Kimberley Archer