Sadie Williams spring/summer 2019 collection presentation for LFW
An expansion on her world of texture, pattern, colour and metallics, Sadie Williams’s SS19 collection was 60s Space Age meets 70s groove.
The designer’s signature patchwork motif reoccurred in calf-grazing quilted skirts in a checkerboard theme of blue, red and chartreuse green. Boxy biker jackets were reimagined with steel-coloured, quilted shoulder and elbow pads, adding a visual yet functional edge. Elsewhere, skirts maintained a full, structural shape, often cutting off at the calf but occasionally seen as mini skirts.
They say that all that glitters is not gold, and that was the case for the glittering lurex seen in tops and the shimmering finish on the majority of looks.
Silhouettes were bold yet fuss-free, occasionally a little Quant or Courrèges-esque, complementing the interlocking geometries and aggressive checks and stripes. Kooky, warped graphic prints in a primary colour vortex of cobalt blue, scarlet and yellow intertwined with contrasting black and white.
Evoking a sense of both nostalgia and futurism, charming neckties and metallic baker boy caps took us back to the mod subculture of the sixties, while retro jumpsuits looked as though they could’ve been designed for outer space.
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