Inspired by the Barbican Conservatory in London, designer Geoffrey J. Finch envisaged seventies suburbia and its undertone of sexual freedom, with an imagined party in the steamy setting of the hothouse. And while this all might sound a little abstract, it translates to prim looks, sexed up with sheer materials and prints that aren’t quite what they seem.
The prints were created by New York-based Australian artist Craig Redman, creator of one of our favourite blogs, Darcel Disappoints. Scattered throughout the collection, the four prints include oversized entwined limbs; moths, caterpillars and four-eyed butterflies; flowers and foliage – all bringing to life Finch’s ambitious vision.
For the ladies, shirtdresses and mid-calf skirts are mixed in with sheer maxi dresses and more seasonable knits in shades of blush, khaki and always appropriate black. For the fellas, tweed shorts might only be useful for a couple more weeks. But shirts adorned with Redman’s prints and transitional trenches will surely see them into the cooler months.
It’s a modern, trans-seasonal approach to dressing that appropriately reflects the roots of the brand and brings out the steamy side in all of us.