People are quite excited about Katie Roberts-Wood. She has won the Collection of the Year at International Talent Support, the Vogue Talents Award and the Fashion Scout Merit Award, and Barbara Grispini’s D/ark sales agency is already representing her.
For her first appearance on the official fashion week schedule, the ex-medical student showed an accomplished collection that balanced the delicate transparency of silk organza with workwear shapes.
Taken together, these clothes had dramatic appeal but it’s clear that they’ll sell well on the shop floor as separates too. For example, the beautiful and fully sheer nude long-sleeve top with a wave of ripples down the arms, which was worn with matching, and equally frilled, drawstring trousers — both pieces would look directional but not intimidating on people IRL.
A black organza shift dress with puffy frills on hip-height patch pockets was chic and interesting.
Also noteworthy were riffs on shirting, like an optic-white, gathered-waist maxi-shirtdress with a big bow on one sleeve that added an androgynous edge.