Sharon Wauchob S/S 2019 London Fashion Week Men’s
Mood board: the London Fashion Week Men’s schedule has some notable gaps for S/S 2019. Craig Green has moved to Pitti as a guest designer for spring, Wales Bonner has missed a season, while JW Anderson has unified his men’s and women’s offering into a co-ed show on the women’s schedule in September. One excellent addition to the schedule is Irish designer Sharon Wauchob, who presented her first men’s and women’s show on the men’s schedule after leaving London women’s last season. Presenting her collection in the holy confines of All Saints Church, it was a praiseworthy debut; one featuring sharp tailoring, outerwear and refined evening looks. For men, think loose tailoring, trench coats and shirts with distinctive creases and glittering finishes, and for women think fringed dresses, layered with nylon trench coats and tuxedo jackets, or shirts pressed into pleats with tasselled trousers.
Team work: Wauchob worked with Savile Row’s Norton & Sons for the tailoring in her collection, which oversized, and with a wide silhouette, was sophisticated and modern. The designer also collaborated with Swedish jewellery label All Blues, on circular hair clips that loosely pulled model’s hair into ponytails, and smatterings on silver hoop-link earrings.
Best in show: for women, an inky blue double-layered trench coat was constructed from a layer of leather topped off with an outer layer of pleated silk. For men, a lightweight oversize coat had an inky black and white floral motif, contrasting with a transparent top and baggy navy suit trousers. §