Sadie Williams looked to nautical codes, signals and graphic maritime alphabet flags for her spring presentation, held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in The Mall.
Equal parts girly beach lover and a tough seafarer, Williams’ muse for the season had “a tomboy attitude and feminine sensibility.” Williams for a cool, sporty collection that mixed easy-wear separates and girly silhouettes in bold primary hues.
“I think it’s quite reflective of my style,” Williams, who is the latest addition to the Swarovski Collective, told WWD. “But through the Swarovski sponsorship this season, it’s gotten a bit elevated so I’ve got a more grown up character to it as well.”
The London-based designer, who is known for metallic embellishments, affixed the Austrian crystal accents on the edges of white shirting, trousers and sailor-style jackets. A highlight was a sumptuous black silk top with a collar festooned with small shimmery crystals flags. It was paired with silk trousers of the same hue, with a stripe of crystal accents running down the side.
Meanwhile, patchwork quilting was seen on long and short dresses. Williams blended a range of materials for a show that was definitely a pleasure cruise.