Emilia Wickstead, a designer recognized for dressing among the most high-profile girls in London society, rolled out a bubblegum pink carpet for her fashions in the present day. That saccharine shade was maybe a nod to the ’50s optimism that impressed the gathering, which was awash with comfortable hues recalling the period, equivalent to pistachio, mustard, and apricot. It was the floral prints, although, which may have been swiped from a ’50s eating room, that made the most important impression. The cropped high-waisted pants and shirt that have been sprigged with contrasting flower preparations, for example, have been a contemporary option to put on the normal, ladylike motif.
After all attire are nonetheless Wickstead’s mainstay, and there have been loads to select from. The designer isn’t one to draw back from quantity; one billowing geometric print look fell someplace between a cape and a costume, and one other got here with a powerful Watteau practice. Her experiments with proportion have been at their most profitable when confined to the sleeve of a frock; one way or the other the gathered bishop sleeves felt extra medieval than mid-century fashionable, a vaguely Sport of Thrones-ian feeling that has been coming by this season. (By the way, Michele Clapton, the present’s costume designer, is up for an Emmy Award this weekend.) That delicate but dramatic strategy to night will little doubt discover favor with Wickstead’s circle of well-dressed and well-connected followers.