Emilia Wickstead Woman Spring Summer 2017 – Love was in the air for Emilia Wickstead for her Spring Summer 2017 collection. The designer took inspiration from southern America’s ‘Love Hotels’ from the 1970s. Despite inspiration which does not suggest luxury or class, this collection stayed true to Wickstead’s core and the result was a collection that portrayed grace and sophistication.
This collection brought a sexier vibe to the runway. Models were braless under the see through material of dresses and blouses. Mini dresses were kept short and there were risqué necklines, with deep V’s down to the model’s waist.
The selection of colours for the designs again referred to the romance taken from the inspiration. Colours were soft, like pastel tones. Jumpsuits and playsuits were designed in powder pastel blue shades. Pale pink was used for high-neck jumpsuits and slightly flared trousers. Nude-like pink was used for evening gowns, covered in polka dots. White chiffon designs were covered with minute floral prints. Gingham was another print found on trousers and dresses, again muted through the use of chiffon and the colour choice of red or blue with white.
Emilia Wickstead explored shape with the collection. Waists were emphasised by gathering dresses at the waist, designing high waisted trousers and high waisted skirts. These waist lines were elasticated, still allowing movement and therefore were not limiting. Full skirts were paired with boxy shaped tops. High necks were paired with full sleeves that had pleated edges, thigh high slits and pleated, ruched thick waists.
Emilia Wickstead Woman Spring Summer 2017