Fashion Editor: Savannah Barthorpe
The story lies in the details, a narrative of traditional skills blended with modern techniques, interpreted by the models and other creatives wearing the collection
As ever, the workmanship of the ultra-skilled craftspeople involved in the collection has been vital. Hand embroidery, ultra-feminine hand-dyed silk couture fringing and unique knotting techniques – all made by small-scale English manufacturers - individualise every garment. Striving towards sustai ability, the tailoring is also crafted in England via traditional makers who took up the challenge to update their classic, sharp silhouettes with new techniques, materials and cuts that transcend conventional modes of masculine and feminine. Highly technical cocooning sits over sharp tailoring, while delicate silk chiffon refines formal shirts and masculine cut pants.
This season unites a variety of source inspirations including pioneering American photographer Saul Leiter and Italian painter Father Constantino Ruggeri, an innovator in sacred art. But it is also built on very personal memories - an intimate reimagining of our own archives and previous collections, straddling and uniting London and Paris. This has been a chance to revisit and reframe the most poignant pieces.
To honour this season’s focus on recasting heritage we are also extremely privileged to collaborate with the Italian jewellery Brand BVLGARI, loaning an exclusive selection of creations from its Heritage Collection - an extensive collection of archival jewellery dating back to the brand’s founding more than 130 years ago.