Following a life drawing class for her first presentation in February 2015, Molly Goddard returns this season serving up soggy sandwiches and her trademark tulle.
Goddard’s coming of age style, for me, always seems to incur the misplaced memories of the nostalgic nineties. Remember waking up on the day of your Birthday party and putting on your best dress; your friends flouncing around in their similar candied coloured ensembles and you all danced around to Gloria Estefan or Tears for Fears whilst playing musical chairs.
In this SS16 collection the designer has experimented with a few different fabrics from crisp and crunchy silk to see-through net tulle. Skirts, smocks and swimsuits are the highlight of this collection; as are dropped waistlines, bell sleeves and ruched detail. Pink, red, grey and acid green make most of the colour palette excluding one darling tartan dress.
One of the most notable pieces in this collection is a long green dress with ditsy designed flowers that have been delicately hand-embroidered. A pink swimsuit with criss-cross stitch detail that is worn underneath this piece adds an interesting texture whilst also complimenting the similar coloured embroidery on the dress.
A pair of clogs accompanies every piece or ankle boots that at first glance look like ankle wellies, (but please note, these are probably not actually suitable for wet weather). The wellies that aren’t wellies, the wet look hair and the misty make-up all help to make up Goddard’s bad British weather inspired collection.
After showcasing at London Fashion Week twice this year, interning at Meadham Kirchoff and being sponsored by NEWGEN, Polyester is keeping a very close eye on this one. Who knows, Goddard could be taking her collections to the catwalk very, very soon.
Review by Sarah Sweeting