It is fashion week again, but the pandemic continues to put an unprecedented spin on the shows. Molly Goddard’s autumn winter 21/22 was showcased in a warmly lit room with remixes of classical music and nothing much more. The bare but not uncomfortable set design didn’t distract from the beauty of the clothes show, allowing for full attention on the commanding garments.
The show opened with a tulle, tiered ball gown in a striking fuchsia and black that’s reminiscent of a cupcake or other sweet treat. My favourite look from the show was a similar tulle and sheer dress in vibrant blue with godet pleats and puff sleeves.
The show also featured wide cuffed jeans, vibrantly patterned sweater vests which are a current and projected trend and a sage green skirt in the same style as the tulle gowns. I loved the colour palette of the entire collection- a mixture of cyan, dark blue, fuchsia, sage green, brown and grey. Many of the looks featured a slim colourful woollen scarf that played off the palette of most of the looks and patterns.
However, I was not a fan of the footwear chosen- platform boots and laced up sandals over tartan socks. I also feel the jeans under dresses is not a trend Goddard should have attempted to revive and one that should have been left in the 00s.
The show closed with another attention drawing tiered tulle ball gown in blue and black. The colours added even more drama to the final look with the two bright shades of blue juxtaposed with the black. The whole show was a colourful mix of beautiful dresses, wide silhouettes, long duster coats, warm knitwear sets and even a tweed skirt suit.