[S]adie Williams is the master of tough girlishness, combining effortlessly tomboyish femininity, textile play and cool metallics. Triple threat. Last season it was all about the ceremonial dress of the Kindred of Kibbo Kift from the 1920s – with a space-age twist. For AW18, the Dublin-born designer transported us back to the heady rock ’n’ roll days of London’s swinging sixties with a nod towards 70s disco glitz.
A fearless collection featuring a mix of multi-toned blues, reds and silvers to bring depth to the clean A-line shapes. The pieces fuse together traditional techniques with a modern approach, teaming up with friend and former CSM MA alumni Helen Lawrence to create her distinctive knitwear.
Anything referencing “sixties style” on the show notes may procure one to feel like they’ve “seen it, done that”: but the Sadie Williams girl presented today was anything but straightforward. It felt assertively contemporary, exploring alluring accents such as frayed edges, elevated suiting, applique patches, multi-layered textures and bold lurex crowns (a particular favourite of ours). Lovingly paired with glitter socks, of course.
Suited, shimmering and statuesque? Sold.