THIS summer it seemed that Greece was the main holiday destination of choice. Next year, we will be packing our espadrilles for Spain. At least according to Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker of PPQ as their SS17 show was spilling over with Spanish references and where espadrilles were worn throughout.
The invite saying “la fiesta” made one excited for a party, which it wasn’t really but at least cocktails were served prior to the show and rock’n’roll party music was playing. That slogan then appeared again on fringed scarfs and a T-shirt once the show started. Bold colour palette was used including red, often paired with black, emerald, fuchsia, sea blue, lemon and softer lilac.
The feeling of the collection overall was both ‘50s glamorous, with preppy skirt suits accessorised with ever-present black shades and chiffon head scarfs, pussy bow blouses, red lips and midi length skirts, but folklore as well as big ruffles, fringe, fans and print depicting women in traditional dresses referenced Spanish traditional attire.
Despite the show’s unusual but increasingly popular venue for fashion shows, a church, in this case the Great St Bartholomew, the atmosphere was very sunny. The models were dressed in light chiffon, floral prints and carrying woven totes perfect for the beach.
by Sara Hesikova
Images courtesy of Antwaller&Co