This assortment was languid and dreamy, born from the designer’s early recollections of rising up together with her mom, a painter. English performed with geometric shapes, graphic strains and saturated colours for her layered, softly tailor-made separates.
Free jackets and coats had candy, rounded collars, uneven buttons and ties on the waist, whereas a shirt got here with ruffles and wrap particulars. She labored with a palette of navy, cream, black and lightweight brown, with pops of crimson.
A coat resembling a painter’s smock was worn with a crimson coronary heart form on the entrance. Throughout her presentation at a pictures gallery in St. James’s, English described the guts as “like a protect.”
A vivid yellow gown was made out of lengthy, extensive strips of cloth that moved like streamers when the mannequin walked.
English, who works with recycled and upcycled supplies, additionally created “cloud coats,” oversize, quilted coats filled with sustainable sheep’s wool, a part of a collaboration with an organization primarily based in Lavenham, Suffolk, an historic producer of wool.
An oversize brown coat with an enormous, curving lapel was as mild and comforting as a cloud of cinnamon.