Myths and fables have inspired culture and fashion for millennia; our 2017 Autumn Womenswear Story, A Gothic Tale, is inspired by glamour and the mystery of the gothic.
Dark background prints are adorned with large scale art nouveau style botanicals and the added twist of strange reptiles and insects.
Fabrics such as lace and silk create a layering of prints and ghostly images.
Gold inscribed calligraphy features on placements alongside symbols of gothic mysticism such as skulls crafted from flora and fauna. Colours mirror those found on a
Pre-Raphaelite’s palette. Finally, the long-term
trend for embroidery is prevalent throughout this story in the form of stitched creatures, florals and mythical iconography.