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Emilia WicksteadSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/13/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

After a markedly dark and edgy Fall collection, Emilia Wickstead returned to her feminine and flirty silhouettes in pastel hues for Spring. Kicking off the assortment in lemon and blush, the lineup had more leg and décolletage than ever before: taking on the season's sultry flair that was undeniable in the New York shows.

The leading ensembles had that classic Wickstead impact: a collared dress with bracelet-length sleeves, prominent seaming, and an oversized pocket was exquisitely executed, cheerful, and girly. A long-sleeve mini shift in the same hue and an off-the shoulder white number were still light in mood, yet strong in delivery.

Then came legs and my my were they on display. Retro-inspired playsuits left little to the imagination, while a high-waist skirt was cut all the way up to the hip - a layering piece indeed but still a bit risqué. The Wickstead woman is clearly no nonsense for the season this time around.

Sheer dresses in an iridescent fabric felt much sexier than the brand has ever felt before, though they still possessed Wickstead's trademark tailoring and inventive use of textures. There was also one jumpsuit shown here: a silhouette shown and loved last season as well as a piece that is slowly but surely becoming a necessity in the modern-day woman's wardrobe.

There simply wasn't anything that did not mesh well together. A collared blouse with a plunging keyhole neckline was paired with a high-waist delicate front-slit skirt for an eye-catching blend of seduction and modernity, while a capacious tunic was coupled with pleated bermuda shorts for a duo that wasn't necessarily the most flattering, but was incredibly versatile and harmonious.

Wickstead is now five years into the fashion game, but hasn't lost her spark or love of innovation. Though she stepped away from her signature aesthetic for Fall, she came back to what we have all come to know and love from her, without shelving herself by being redundant.

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9/13/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

After a markedly dark and edgy Fall collection, Emilia Wickstead returned to her feminine and flirty silhouettes in pastel hues for Spring. Kicking off the assortment in lemon and blush, the lineup had more leg and décolletage than ever before: taking on the season's sultry flair that was undeniable in the New York shows.

The leading ensembles had that classic Wickstead impact: a collared dress with bracelet-length sleeves, prominent seaming, and an oversized pocket was exquisitely executed, cheerful, and girly. A long-sleeve mini shift in the same hue and an off-the shoulder white number were still light in mood, yet strong in delivery.

Then came legs and my my were they on display. Retro-inspired playsuits left little to the imagination, while a high-waist skirt was cut all the way up to the hip - a layering piece indeed but still a bit risqué. The Wickstead woman is clearly no nonsense for the season this time around.

Sheer dresses in an iridescent fabric felt much sexier than the brand has ever felt before, though they still possessed Wickstead's trademark tailoring and inventive use of textures. There was also one jumpsuit shown here: a silhouette shown and loved last season as well as a piece that is slowly but surely becoming a necessity in the modern-day woman's wardrobe.

There simply wasn't anything that did not mesh well together. A collared blouse with a plunging keyhole neckline was paired with a high-waist delicate front-slit skirt for an eye-catching blend of seduction and modernity, while a capacious tunic was coupled with pleated bermuda shorts for a duo that wasn't necessarily the most flattering, but was incredibly versatile and harmonious.

Wickstead is now five years into the fashion game, but hasn't lost her spark or love of innovation. Though she stepped away from her signature aesthetic for Fall, she came back to what we have all come to know and love from her, without shelving herself by being redundant.


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