LFW: Sophia Webster SS16

Time to come out of your shell, Sophia Webster’s SS16 Mermaid Laundrette is not for the faint of heart. Once more, Webster’s collection splashes on to the scene in a fit of colour and glitter. This year saw the illustrious show designer take us under the sea for a mix of high fantasy inspired by ocean life. 

Her slogan bags are back with the likes of “Don’t be Jelly” and “Beach Babe” which are sure to be popular. The shoes saw mix of coral inspired sandals to chunky bubble platforms. With shoes like these, any mermaid would be giving up her tail for a chance to wear them. Crashing waves, pearl details and pastels, acceutated by acidic brights pack a real punch for Webster’s Spring/Summer collection. 

 
Sophia Webster’s presentation has become one of the most hotly anticipated presentations for LFW.  She’s taken us to doll houses to neon jungles, and the surrealist mash up of mermaids in a launderette is the perfect, all be it, unexpected backdrop for her SS16 collection. Set against dramatic clam shells and hanging mermaid tails, it speaks volumes that among all the dressing, it’s still Webster’s quirky and playful designs that stand out.

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