Emilia Wickstead initially started as a Made-to Measure-Atelier and the designer seems to keep this in mind in the making of the ready-to-wear collections. When designing for a particular person, designers develop a clear idea of the final result. In the same manner, Emilia Wickstead has a precise vision for everything she does from custom-made to ready-to-wear. The Pre-Fall 2018 collection carried the designer’s signature style. To avoid monotony Emilia Wickstead kept the color range vibrant and energetic.
As Kate Middleton-approved designer, Emilia Wickstead has to stay true to her aesthetic. The designer offers pieces that met the high standards of the royals many times in the past. The Duchess of Cambridge has most certainly influenced the revenues of the brand with her style choices. Now Prince Harry’s future wife Meghan Markle will need to stock on royal-approved pieces she can take to protocols. Knowing her affinities for relaxed and casual clothing, she might even end up shopping at Emilia Wickstead’s. Markle is the next style icon in the making and people are already keeping their eyes wide open for the brands she decides to wear. Without a doubt, Emilia Wickstead would love to have Meghan Markle as a customer.
Emilia Wickstead is a bit play-it-safe and a bit unexpected. The Pre-Fall 2018 collection is based on classy silhouettes with ’70s hints, but the prints and the colors are what make the pieces stand out.
You’ll see separates paired with bright orange pieces. Furthermore, there is this snakeskin print in neutral colors that appears all over the collection. Emilia Wickstead also relied on mixing prints to bring the “wow factor” to the collection. You can’t say that Wickstead’s customers are bold, but you can’t say they are unadventurous either. Let’s say they like to have fun when it comes to fashion.
The designer couldn’t resist the sheer trend that ruled the runway in the past seasons. Although her designs don’t usually show that much skin, she decided to free the nipple in the Pre-Fall 2018 collection. Emilia offered a hot red see-through blouse for those who aren’t afraid to show off their assets in such a direct way. This was a contrasting moment in the collection since most of the dresses feature conservative necklines.
Meghan Markle-approved or not the Emilia Wickstead Pre-Fall 2018 collection will most certainly win the hearts of women who are tired of millennial look-alike collections. Emilia Wickstead might be on the formal side, but she keeps things interesting.
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