LFW- Emilia Wickstead

I fell in love with Emilia Wickstead on her first showing at London Fashion Week, and it won’t stop quite simply because, Emilia Wickstead is a supremely talented designer, one with a supremely beautiful future ahead of her. Her offer for SS13 was so prim and proper and so exquisitely made. In her second season she quickly informed the audience that she knows her customer; she is the Sloane on the Kings Road to the debutante at the Crillion Ball, and oh you know, a lady destined to be the future Queen of England. Her talent at tailoring is only to be expected from her craft as a couturer but even so, her Ready-to-Wear is not stiff, its proper and ladylike, and there is a difference, its got a touch of cool cheek to it. The well tailored midi dresses with hand painted check print, high neck, sleeveless or long sleeved, would demand from the wearer an uprightness because the Wickstead lady is a bit of a snob, with airs and graces; full skirts, proper waists, but she is not averse to having fun with fashion; sky blue short pant suit, a belted peplum top paired with slim pants that graze the ankle. She is the Sloane on the way to becoming the Knightsbridge wife. This wasn’t a collection for the “it” girl or wannabe this was a collection quite simply for the Queen B.

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