Inspired by the layers, shadows and textures of painter/photographer Man Ray’s works, Amanda Wakeley created a range of luxe wardrobe staples for the “multitasking girl on the go.” Her signature jumpsuits were done in monochromatic black and white with sculpted cutouts at the shoulders. The motif also appeared in cold-shoulder blouses whose sleeves attached below the elbow, and in a white kimono-style wrap top with a black sash. Midnight blues also abounded, as in one mannish suit jacket lined in lighter China blue; it was paired with China blue tapered trousers with a dark blue stripe — a nice reversed effect.
For easy layering, there was a satin-back cashmere boyfriend cardigan in cream or gray worn over supple leather joggers and paired with a soft white racer-back cotton tank or T-shirt made by Paloma and Angostura. Wakeley’s own play on the white tee included sumptuous, voluminous tops or a satin blend with shirred trims.
Black and blue appeared again in eveningwear, with beaded panels adorning floor-sweeping navy dresses, some with a high slit.