Always one of my most anticipated and favourite shows I was excited to see what Miss Bartley would turn out this season. Set in a unique location in a conservatory right on the Serpentine Lake, Luella this season reminded me of the best garden party ever! Pink balloons and fork in the road signs in pink lead us to our destination nicely. Smocking dresses in acid bright pinks, purples and oranges were childlike and proper but with a rocky tough edge. The colours were of a particular type, sickly sweet and confectionary inspired.
On first glance everything seemed to be present and correct, but as Luella herself described it, it was as though we were looking at everything through psychedelic tinted glasses. The models hair and makeup was quiffed up in true Sloane style, but given a more punky, raw edge. Stitched embroidered flowers sown onto balloon volume skirts, coolified by a grey oversized cardi. A stripy equestrian jacket and riding hat covered in lace, was like dream pony club attire. A lady like feel was achieved with pussy bow clutch bags and sugar pink giant pearl necklaces, but this is the type of lady you are aching to be. High waisted plum coloured, shiny leopard print and layered ruffles a go go, this collection was wearable to a degree, and most certainly aspirational. The witchy girls of last season have cast their magic wands, and created a colourful rock and roll lady. Simply fabulous and has me dying to see who will be the girl de jour for next season.