Dressing “The Woman”, Amanda Wakelely references Lady Keith, Slim, who was one of the chic women Truman Capote surrounded himself with, in her show notes.
“A talent for individuality, she was unique without any pretense… everything about her seemed accessible and attainable”.
For the spring/summer season this meant a simple elegance, shift dresses with delicate cowl neck backs, Grecian-style draped dresses cleverly layered to the floor and soft fabrics juxtaposed with leather straps. Following the trend for a more sporty woman for SS12, Wakelely offered up an “outdoorsy” aesthetic, graphic prints inspired by “summer shadows” and some fabulous tailored pieces.
Those who know the designer for her evening dresses will love the navy silk dresses with delicate embellishments but it was the bright oranges, yellows and green dresses that billowed down the runway that hit the mark with me.
Model in black on Amanda Wakeley’s runway magic
Model in a beautiful white dress at LFW SS/12: Amanda Wakeley
Model on the runway in bright maxi dress at Amanda Wakeley SS/12 at LFW
Model on the runway in bllack and white, and neon yellow bag for Amanda Wakeley SS/12