MY MOODBOARD Emilia Wick­stead’s ar­chi­tec­tural in­spi­ra­tion for S/S 17

The mid-cen­tury mo­tifs of Frank Lloyd Wright in­spired Emilia Wick­stead’s new­est col­lec­tion

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For S/S 17, Emilia Wick­stead looked to the 20th-cen­tury ar­chi­tect Frank Lloyd Wright. ‘The dis­parate in­te­ri­ors of his ar­chi­tec­tural won­ders played a big part – they are art­ful and so­phis­ti­cated as well as in­ti­mate and ten­der,’ says Wick­stead. ‘I like to play on ar­chi­tec­ture and trans­late a del­i­cate, colour­ful in­ter­play be­tween ro­mance and moder­nity.’ These in­flu­ences ap­pear via charm­ing wall­pa­per-print flo­rals and candy shades, made iconic by Wright’s 1960s Snow Flake Mo­tel. ‘I have a pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with his vi­brant colour pal­ette of pink, tan­ger­ine orange and pow­der blue,’ she says. Bold geo­met­ric shapes rem­i­nis­cent of a Miró mo­bile re­flect Wright’s mod­ernist work, while stay­ing within the Wick­stead aes­thetic. The moodboard also fea­tures youth­ful ging­ham and lace, keep­ing the col­lec­tion fresh and fem­i­nine, thereby re­main­ing true to Emilia Wick­stead her­self. char­lotte davey

Above: Emilia Wick­stead’s S/S 17 moodboard. Be­low: looks from the col­lec­tion

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