It seems like the trend for Spring/Summer 18 is everything to do with floaty, feminine vibes. I particularly love this collection by Thornton Bregazzi, for the simple fact that they have used very delicate fabrics to convey a message. One that focuses on the topic of feminism. According to Thornton, it deals with the history of the women’s liberation movement, particularly on ‘faith and religion’. All in all, this collection was very well put together and beautifully presented. From fabrics adorned with Broderie Anglaise, to the use of chiffon for a floaty effect.
“We’re living in an anarchy time when people have lost faith in leaders and lost faith in society,” Thornton said. “Everyone feels a little bit disjointed and unclear about the future.” He and Bregazzi reflected that in the deconstruction that ran through the collection where plissé was pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle, the silver pleats of a lamé dress looked fragile and lightweight, and puritanical slip dresses had a dishevelled Galliano-esque air about them. – Vogue
“We want women to deconstruct their own femininity and reconstruct it however they want, so they can be whatever they want,” Thornton said. With its empowering message it was a literal collection, set amongst plastic boxes with flowers in them, which Thornton explained were an illustration of how femininity is pigeonholed. “We talked about feminism in terms of femininity: how women should embrace their femininity and not feel as if they can’t show it.” – Vogue
Editing: Nengi Willie-Pepple