AMY THOMSON AW18: SHOW INSIGHT
For AW18 Thomson brings us the magical, playful and pink “chasin’ dreams” collection merging fashion and illustration. A lover of pinks heaven, the rich combination of texture and larger-than- life silhouettes.
The collection is made up of 8 looks bringing to life the idea of focusing on dreams of what you aspire to be when you are older. Inspiring people to never give up on their dreams. Each look in this collection forms a character based on a profession from a child’s perspective of the role.
Thomson was asking the question of what does a princess, hairdresser and baker look like through a childs eyes? Creating a magical feel with her hand illustrated drawings that hold a distinctive child-like feel. Giant pink teddy-bears, lilac and pink floating clouds.
Metallic based textures create a sparkling performance. Feminine silhouettes, with giant bow ties and illustrative frills create a silk slumber party feel. The use of silks, faux fur and leathers using a palette of fuchsias, baby pink, hot pink that contrast with the royal blues and lilacs. Illustrations upon metallic fabric are layered and stitched on the faux fur.
The use of accessories to accompany the collection can have the best of us lusting to dress up. Decorative headbands made up of child-hood figurines such as ‘my little pony’ create this playful aesthetic.
The models stood amongst floating clouds, the oversized outfits with the giant frills creating a floating surreal atmosphere. Their pink shimmered eye-shadow and cheekbones create a youthful glow, accompanied and enhanced by the plaits and ponytail buns. Standing still against the upbeat dance music, making you feel like you are a part of the ‘party’, an exclusive all girls pink club, that you need to be a part of.
The show attracted attention from fashion blogger Danielle Vanier who came along to watch the show. Blogger sisters, Olivia and Alice were spotted admiring Thomson’s collection. We are excited to follow Thomson and see where she will go in the future after the success of this presentation!