On & Around the Street

Emilia Wickstead Spring/Summer 2016

Sign us up for everything on Emilia Wickstead’s spring/summer 2016 catwalk – it was all beautiful, feminine and made us want to totally lift our wardrobe game.

She experimented with some gorgeous new voluminous shapes for spring, inspired by “The Women”, the 1939 film directed by George Cukor starring Jane Crawford and Rosalind Russell.

She used a pretty palette of baby pink and vanilla, cut through with mustard yellow and violet, to adapt the puffy shapes that the film’s characters wore at the gym, notably the high-waisted puffy shorts, which she interpreted into one little playsuit in a rose jacquard that seemed almost Elizabethan in its proportions.

We loved the rose-print gown with a Watteau train and the geometric-print full-skirted dress that turned into a cape at back, but our favourite was a beautiful peach dress in a spongy fabric that had crystal-embellished eyes at the hem – a motif borrowed from a look worn by Russell in the film.

Here are a few of our favourite looks from the show.