The spirited ‘fusion feminist’ returns for Autumn/Winter 18, with a collection that seamlessly combines bold statement pieces with whimsical touches for the woman who wants to create impact, whilst maintaining her feminine edge.
Showcasing the East meets West fusion that Emma Wallace has fast become known and loved for, the NEW collection unites romantic inspiration from vintage French moments, with influences from vibrant Vietnam.
Playful decadence and theatre come into play, with the spirit of Marie Antoinette and the stunning gardens of Versailles acting as a muse for the new season. This vintage western influence can be seen in the bow belt details, full skirts and voluminous sleeves, whilst floral prints in regal purple hues bring the garden landscape to life.
Moving East, inspiration has been taken from the city of Hội An Vietnam and the ancient town’s lanterns, delivering a vivid injection of colour which can be seen in the pops of blue and red. With blue representing hope and growth in traditional Vietnamese culture, and red meaning happiness, luck and celebration, this is a collection that will both inspire and empower.
Wrap detail with an almost origami essence takes note from the traditional costumes worn in Vietnam, whilst the collection continues to cement the brand’s commitment to asymmetric details and intricate, yet wearable cut work that shows a subtle flash of skin, for the sophisticated woman who wants to stand out.
The brand’s signature staple – the Kimono style jacket continues on, this time reimagined for autumn/winter with exquisite embroidered embellishment to deliver a true ‘hero’ piece. The element of embroidery continues throughout, with Shisha mirror work taking the Eastern inspiration to a new level.
A true evolution for Emma Wallace, the Autumn/Winter 18 collection continues to cement the designer as the ‘go to’ for innovative, modern, yet exceedingly elegant formal ready-to-wear pieces.