Escada – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
Power dressing was the watchword for Escada’s Resort outing, and fashion director Daniel Wingate and his team riffed on it in ways to suit every corner of their woman’s life. For the boardroom they proposed the nicely icy by way of the ’70s—a plissé tie-neck blouse had a certain Dunaway-esque appeal to it when teamed with a smart pair of wide-leg trousers. Harder sells included that same pant in rose crepe with a matching top. A sleeveless trench was fresher. For downtime in Mykonos, the Escada customer can slip into a pair of the brand’s crisp dark-wash denim and a silk button-down.
In honor of the house’s upcoming 40th birthday, Wingate and co. revived some scarf prints from the vault, bringing them to life as vividly hued tops, skirts, and dresses. And for when the sun goes down, the designer proposed evening separates, some of which missed (black satin suiting with a splashy crimson floral print), but some of which stood out, like tops with space-age-y cutouts along the neck, shown with slim trousers. The easy modishness of those looks was a welcome addition to the outing, some of which said Career Woman in such a way as to feel a bit fusty. Let’s not forget that there can be plenty of power had in the unassuming, too.