Mother of Pearl’s spring collection was peppy and infused with sporty panache. The inspiration? “The stage costumes of Sixties singer Sandy Shaw meets kitchen-sink drama [a type of play featuring working-class characters popular in Britain in the Sixties],” said creative director, Amy Powney. Key looks included cropped, pleat-front pants-and-top combos in waffle jacquard — often sprinkled with plastic embellishments — and a charming tiered tent dress in the same fabric. Matching cropped tops and three-quarter length skirts, in a lovely print of blue roses that was created by Chris Moon, this season’s collaborating artist, were also standouts.
Outerwear highlights included a wool-cashmere sports coat in baby-blue gingham and a hooded parka in shell-pink cady featuring a plastic chevron.