You’ll know when I really like a collection, when I include multiple pictures of the same thing. Each season Mother Of Pearl collaborates with an artist for print direction and this jazzed up version of the Arts and Crafts movement was particularly up my street. When something looks pretty traditional at first glance and actually includes things like unicorns embroidered in neon thread, it makes the sporty silhouettes all the more interesting. Toile du jouy is probably one of my favourite kinds of print trends that has emerged over the past few years and it’s nice to see a more surreal spin on it, which would fit in perfectly with this exhibition. For AW14 the brand teamed up with textile artist Richard Saja, who likes to mess with the original drawings by adding surprising colour pops to make everything less formal. I was particularly fond of the romantic fluted sleeves on the finale dress (see if how many times you can spot it in this post) and the easy styling with stacked loafers and low ponytails. Everything was balanced out nicely and the addition of pianist Christina Mc Master set the tone perfectly, making this label’s first presentation an experience to remember.
Most of my fashion week exploits have taken place away from Somerset House and the ICA was the perfect setting with a relaxed entry system and Buckingham Palace up the road. Who wouldn’t want to walk past this on the way to a show?