#LondonFashionWeek! PPQ presented an eclectic collection – dramatic in presentation, yet without the directional delivery of previous ready-to-wear seasons. SS16 for example, featured grown-up block outs in black and white, flashing just the right amount of skin in all the right places. It seems this time around, PPQ harked back to the noughties both in their visionary muse and perhaps their progression as grown-up designers.

The cringey two-thousand-and-something club scene moments intend to bring about a sense of nostalgia. With such literal execution however, we’re reminded of a time in our wardrobes, not too far behind us. The contrast of ill proportioned ruffle dresses alongside the bubble hemmed mini, with grungy graphic tees and vest /maxi combos. The collection seemed over-styled, taking away from exceptional individual pieces like the pvc black mini dress, the cut out mohair sweater and the lilac leopard print maxi, which all had potential to drive the concept in a way that PPQ usually excels in delivery. Looking forward to seeing where PPQ goes next, pushing the beautiful moments of this show.

Text: Sophie Jacobs www.instagram.com/Soffa_jacobs/


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