London Fashion Week has begun! For Mother of Pearl’s Spring 2017 collection, Amy Powney pulled from an amazing, yet surprising inspiration: a film anthology titled New York Stories that was released almost three decades ago in 1989.
Shorts by the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, and Martin Scorsese were included in the compendium—if you had any idea about its greatness. Its influence on Powney further explores the synergy between film and fashion.
The models’ smudged red pouts definitely lent a cinematic air toe to the collection, while the shiny, voluminous tresses, white pointed-toe pumps, and chain-link mini shoulder bags were an obvious nod to the late 80’s.
The films’ elements gave Powney an abundance of stylish ingredients to choose from. That meant the designs were simultaneously sinuous, conservative, bold, and unabashedly 80’s.
It was a lot to take in and quite a bit to digest, but somehow it all came together quite beautifully. The moment was also a big first for the brand, as it debuted its foray into denim.
My favorite pieces in the assortment were the flirty, leg-baring dresses. A white design with tonal flowers felt like just the piece for an awards show after party, while a midi-length striped piece with a roomy silhouette and dropped hem was perfect for both Spring and Fall layering.
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