What’s not to love about the spring/summer Sophie Theallet fashion show? Not much if the enthusiastically applauding audience that watch the collection unfold (which included fellow designers Maria Cornejo and Derek Lam) is to be trusted.
The utterly feminine show that mixed deceptively simple white cotton dresses (their crisscross back straps cleverly cut from semi-transparent organza) with more fluid silk versions in rich hues of burnt orange, teal, violet and plum.
“I wanted this collection to be about a woman who dresses for herself,” stated Theallet with feeling after her show. “A woman who is forward thinking.”
But according to Theallet this woman is a bit of a rebel too. At least that was what the charming dragonfly motif on knitwear and dresses was intended to represent. Because, depending on where you come from, the dragonfly can be seen as malefic or mystical.
It is an idea that could add a bit of spice to the designer’s story. But at the end of the day those prints, and others that brought to mind William Morris patterns, where just another way to embellish a beautiful collection of romantic dresses that had just the right amount of zing thanks to raw edges and industrial zipper closers.
- Jessica Michault