A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of borrowing an Amanda Wakeley gown for a black tie awards ceremony, I was presenting an award so it naturally called for a show-stopping gown. Wakeley was known for glitz and glamour; the shows were always a huge production in a beautiful venue. This season, the bells and whistles were discarded for a low-key presentation in the Albermarle Street store; it was back to basics and the collection was the focus. The collection was surprisingly luxurious, all sumptuous fabrics and beautiful cuts.
The new direction at Amanda Wakeley really works, I’m looking forward to seeing the progression in SS16.