British-based and New Zealand born designer Emilia Wickstead presented her debut Resort collection in New York. The collection found inspiration in Frieda Kahlo’s wardrobe with the designers own interpretation and twist. The outcome was artist atelier meets country garden with chiffon tea dresses and billowy sleeves, and Picasso as her reference for the colour palette – vibrant turquoise, tangerine—along with lemon yellow, shades of green, blue and orange “straight from Kahlo’s paint pots” accompanied by floral printed skirts and dresses. The collection presents some key pieces such as high waisted denim that comes from fall which is refreshed with a light wash, with signature blush pink initials which are sewn on the front pocket. This will carry us to into the spring along with trench coats and light long dresses.
Wickstead, which launched her label in 2008 started as a made-to-measure atelier but is currently presenting seasonal ready-to-wear and have been showcased at London Fashion Week since SS12. She is known to dress London’s most stylish fashionistas. The designer is now starting to make waves across the pond and that is probably the reason why she decided to present her first Resort collection in New York.