I love London Fashion week and on the final day I was lucky enough to be invited to watch the Emilio De La Morean show in the main courtyard show space at Sommerset House.
It’s fair to say Emilio refines tailoring and is in love with the complex, and this collection was no exception as it married both sculptural construction with geometry using intricate hand beaded prints.
Unlike his frilly & flirtatious collection for S/S, this collection was more mature, with heavy weight fabrics, modest hemlines & a dark colour palate of black, grey & red (colours we have seen a lot of for A/W). But it wasn’t just for the grown-ups as there was a lot of youthful references with Angelina Jolie style high slits up the thigh, super low v-neck (a popular trend emerging) and dramatic kaleidoscopic prints that we saw a little of last season but have also seen for A/W by other designers such as Issa & Aminaka Wilmont.
Although Emilio’s collection showcased various garments in oversized basket weave, I also spotted the ‘onzie’ that has been made popular by model Cara Delavigne.
Emilio’s clothes are always elegant and even in a month that has us wrapping up in multiple layers, his silhouettes are always clean & sophisticated, fashioned with high wastes & just the right amount of layering. Divine.