London fashion week is done, and it wasn’t anything too exceptional. Fair enough that what I personally love in fashion is often in centre during MFW and PFW, but LFW has improved the last years. Anyway, today is all about Emilia Wickstead fall 2022! Find the review for NYFW here.
Emilia Wickstead Fall 2022
Wickstead’s design is easily identified by its mix of feminine details and sharp silhouettes. There’s just this unbeatable elegance and class attached to Wickstead’s aesthetic. Often infusing the 50s and 60s, with modern details; the collections are easy to like and have a high level of wearability. All of this is, of course, reflected in Emilia Wickstead Fall 2022. The collection is full of minimalist dresses with a feminine touch. Basic colors such as black, grey and brown are dominating with few exceptions of red, pink, green and blue. Some looks are done with a floral pattern, and others with a chess pattern; although the majority are done sans print. As already stated, the collection is pretty minimalist and even the added gloves in some looks comes off as minimalist.
I enjoy the simplicity of Emilia Wickstead and I think the core is pretty solid and reliable. Her fall collection was also enjoyable, with lots of classic and wearable looks. So what’s missing? Well, a spark is missing. I don’t mind that the clothes are basic, and some that we’ve already seen before from Wickstead, but I do mind the lack of presentation. With interesting choices of accessories, the entire collection could’ve had another vibe. I’m talking about stylish sunglasses, statement bags, shoes, hats – you name it. If there’s already tendencies of a glam retro Hollywood vibe, go for it completely! Dare to add the apple red to the pink looks. Add some pea green to the black and white chess pattern. Let a daring hat make a LBD, like this one, make it more appealing.
Because truth to be told is that there’s a lot of potential. I absolutely adore this pink creation with matching gloves. It’s like a modern Holly Golighlty look. I adore this yellow look too with matching gloves. The chess patterned pieces are stylish too, such as this one and this one. Would’ve loved to see perhaps an orange statement bag to the looks, or a classic pink to reconnect with the pink hues of the collection. I think this white creation is very much Emilia Wickstead with the crop top and the voluminous silhouette. Gorgeous choice of white too, the warm tone suits the style perfectly.
Some looks that didn’t work as well were the ones that felt dated. This look is an example of that, as well as this grey dress. It’s just…plain. I thought the brocade pattern also felt a bit irrelevant. And sure, everyone is free to wear looks that are from another period, but as a designer, so much comes down to the ability of interpreting fashion history and presenting a look in a new and appealing way. This dress just doesn’t make the cut, and same is true for this look. The gem of Emilia Wickstead Fall 2022 is truly the colorful pieces, as well as the chess pattern. And the looks common point is that they’re a bit more exciting than the basic looks.
Folks! What are your thoughts on Emilia Wickstead Fall 2022? Let me know in the comments below! Xx