Textiles and embellishment key at Salisbury, the knitwear and textural elements of many of Salisbury’s collections were leant a tactical focus.
At Salisbury Credo Teyo’s abstracted city prints in acid brights were the anchor for a strong collection of jumpsuits, trouser suits and dresses. The innovative use of draped printed side panels of a sharp lime print in a tailored blue leather trouser suit was a highlight. A subtle zip detail was carried through many of the pieces, including two strong maxi length dresses, which successfully carried a modern, empowered vibe.
The matte silver accent of Rachel Gay’s menswear brought freshness to the clothes. Sports and streetwear were a clear influence but were reworked with interesting digital prints that referenced maps, forests and paper aeroplanes. The colours of green, dark purple and grey leant a cleanness to the collection, whilst the judicious use of sheer fabrics gave modernity.
Millicent De Wend Fenton used tan leather to great effect throughout her collection, from loose strapping, to belting, harnessing and in the final look a strong shoulder with studding. This juxtaposed successfully with loose draping in tones of navy and brown. Here strength and delicacy met and each emphasised the beauty of the other.
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