Emilia Wickstead experimented with voluminous shapes for spring, inspired by “The Women,” the 1939 film directed by George Cukor starring Norma Shearer, Jane Crawford and Rosalind Russell.

 

Working in a delicate palette of baby pink and vanilla cut through with mustard yellow and violet, she adapted the shapes that the film’s characters wore, notably the high-waisted puffy shorts, which Wickstead interpreted into a playsuit in a rose jacquard that seemed almost Elizabethan in its proportions.

 

There was a rose-print gown with a Watteau train and a geometric-print full-skirted dress that turned into a cape at back. The volume was most successful when confined to sleeves, as in 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.

By  on September 20, 2015

Emilia Wickstead experimented with voluminous shapes for spring, inspired by “The Women,” the 1939 film directed by George Cukor starring Norma Shearer, Jane Crawford and Rosalind Russell.

 

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