Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Therese Rawsthorne: 'The Wanderer', SS 2010/11
Gentle tailoring and draping were buzz words at Therese Rawsthorne's SS 2010/11 RAFW show 'The Wanderer' this morning. The imposing stark industrial venue faded into the background with exquisite flashes of jewel-like scarlet in the way of cocktail-style dresses, with twisted shoulder detailing.
Nude and black footless tights were gilded and glorious with braiding running as seamlines down the front. A statement black shirt-dress took on the insouciant look of a loose and oversized 80s blazer, with a drawstring reigning it in for feminine emphasis at the drop-waist.
Soft and pretty prints conjuring Matisse were in muted plum-like tones on softly-rounded chiffon skirts and wrap-dresses that flared with flair, and tapered in mid-thigh. Shoes by Tristain Blair had a gentle toughness added with tubular ankle bracelets skimming the vamp.
'The Wanderer' was a triumphant mix of softness meets structure.
x Samone and Jaye