[A]listair James took us to an ethereal, enchanted place for SS18. Inspired by Sleeping Beauty, the British design duo drew on fairy tale archetypes, exploring the timely message of enduring love in the face of struggle.
Romance came in the form of gauzy, shimmering gowns embellished with crystal hearts and stars, created in collaboration with Swarovski. Continuing their experiments with shirting, the designers used cotton voile for playful ruffled dresses and separates. A voluminous forest green dress and silver sequin jumpsuit evoked 1970s glamour – a theme throughout the collection, which paid homage to Ossie Clark’s iconic silhouettes.
Surrounded by briar roses in Fitzrovia Chapel, Alistair James’ sleeping beauties brought a little magic to LFW. This was a collection for the optimists, the wanderers and the dreamers.