Emila Wickstead — 01.11.10

Emilia Wickstead, young designer, presents her latest European Autumn/Winter collection

Emilia Wickstead was a 2010 donation recipient from Arts Foundation Award for Patronage recipients Gus & Irene Fisher.

The [Emilia Wickstead Autumn/Winter] collection reflects 1950's New York glamour and sophistication. Elegant by day and dressed to thrill by night, Emilia's fresh approach to hour glass silhouettes, full skirts and nipped in waists enhances feminine tailoring and creates a look which is timeless and effortlessly chic. Emilia's designs are cool and understated, yet overtly different, rendering both glamour and allure.

Known for the use of expensive and luxurious fabrics, the designer used for this AW collection lush cashmere, heavily beaded black lace and leather. Soft hues of camel, beige and grey celebrate the femininity of the physical form - in contrast to deep and vivid tones in a more constructed style.

The designer, in tandem with a ready to wear collection, offers a bespoke service where you can get your garment made to measure and select between a range of meticulously chosen fabrics and colors. No wonder Emilia's Cadogan Place atelier in the posh neighborhood of Belgravia is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after stores in London.

Cecilia Maresca - writing for Vogue 10/27/2010

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