Wenlan Chia, one of two designers for Twinkle, may be known for her chunky knitwear, but fitted empire waistlines and silky dress tops in navy and marigold topped the sweaters at today’s show. When paired with draping scarves, the look hit its proper balance, but otherwise the knit pieces tended to overshadow what was underneath (chunky-knit capes excepting).
The cropped jacket, cowl neck and bubble hem were key components, but far more understated than the previous two seasons when those shapes filled the runways. The collection’s neutral color palette brought attention to the seamless structure that gave the flared blouses, wool jackets and capes a finely tailored finish.
With relatively basic shapes and colors, the looks were easily adorned with wearable accessories that made a quiet but fashionable statement. Thick wool bangles, worn on each arm, offset the raised hemlines and cropped sleeves; and large, black acrylic-style broaches — intricate tree-design cut-outs — looked fantastic over the light greys.