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London Fashion Week: Mother of Pearl F/W14 Collection


They say save your best til last and for me, my last London Fashion Week show, was the one I was most looking forward to – Mother of Pearl. My anticipation was met from the moment I arrived at the ICA to be greeted by the lovely front of house team. The mood was set by a live pianist Christina McMaster and the intimate room in which the collection was shown, And then magic began.

In keeping with brand’s artistic ethos, prints featured strongly within the collection – or as I thought it was like watching William Morris prints come to life with a contemporary twist. The clothes filed out onto the lush wooden floor, like swaying dancers following a piped piper.

A blue/black story unfolded in a haze of bold prints on short jackets, accented by with hints of green and red, on top of cigarette pants. Then a gorgeous long dress with bell flute sleeves, crafted in a paisley and horse print. Embroidery and tulip florals nestled together on beautifully tailored separates, while a cream high neck long sleeved dress, finished in a brown paisley roundabout skirt that flowed beautifully.

Peppered alongside the prints, solid blocks of colour, elegant shift dresses, a snow white blouse paired with a grey transparent print long skirt. A classic navy top coat and trousers were transformed by a vibrant sunshine yellow blouse, a variant of which also appeared over red hot skinny pants.

This carnival of colour and prints captured an appreciative audience with its wearability and chic simplicity. The mark of a collection for me, is not just how it makes you feel, how it fits in with what you already own. Each piece in  the Mother of Pearl collection is a definitely must have.

And then, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I was lucky enough to meet the woman behind Mother of Pearl, founder Maia Norman, who was delightful.  My London Fashion Week experience is now complete. This diva has officially died and gone to fashion heaven! Until the next time…
By Lara Livingstone

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