Amanda Wakeley took her cue from Helmut Newton’s images of arresting, statuesque women for this collection built around corsetry, lean shapes and ancient shibari rope bondage techniques from Japan. Wakeley worked internal corsetry into zip-front tops paired with wide-leg trousers, strapless bodycon stretch wool dresses and leather skirt suits. Laser-cut napa leather dresses hugged the body and had external corsetry details inspired by metal stays from the 1600s.
There were also stiff, obilike leather belts worn with floor-length, off-the-shoulder dresses, or paired with skinny trousers and voluminous tops. The Japanese influences extended to twisted rope harnesses that were worn with long feather-printed silk chiffon dresses.