Creative director Louise Trotter took an artistic route for resort, nodding to the artist David Hockney and his vivid use of color.
“I think what Hockney has is a true understanding of the dilemma of weather,” said Trotter. “He also represents much of his British quirkiness and the eccentricity of British style in how he mismatched patterns. I wanted the collection to have a kind of Englishness, but also a sense of optimism because I think we need this at this time — to have a kind of nostalgic optimistic feel.”
She cleverly clashed patterns, prints and bold colors and incorporated luxe fabrics into the chic and tailored collection that is meant to be layered.
A pressed felt tailored overcoat in a bold blue hue was worn over high-waisted trousers with a narrow leg. She layered the look with a classic blue v-neck sweater over a navy and yellow polka dot blouse. The print was an ode to Hockney’s mother Laura.
Cues came from the artist’s Yorkshire landscapes, too, such as a picturesque scene on a knitted sweater. Trotter paired that with buttery yellow corduroy pants and a picnic-check blouse.
Dresses had an updated garden party feel, as in a dainty floral print tea dress or a soft button-down blouse paired with grass green trousers.
For outerwear, she used a soft shade of tea green for a belted button-down leather coat. Other lightweight coats were quilted and could be worn on their own or under a trench. There was also a tuxedo jacket done in a light yellow sorbet shade and was also elongated into a longer style.
This season, she introduced a full range of bags and accessories that were simple, practical and functional. Each design came with a gold key ring that could be fastened to hold keys inside the bag or an accessory pouch. A satchel style that could be worn on the shoulder or across the body was created with oversize pockets.
Elsewhere, unisex styles included a leather rucksack done in black or a plaid and an oversized weekender tote had a square base in a deep shade of burgundy.