SS18 explodes in a cascade of hyper- feminine, English garden flowers where the scandalous Vita Sackville- West’s, renowned garden at Sissinghurst Castle meets a 1930’s masculine aesthetic in a celebration of the very best of British Horticulture
Never far from scandal and intrigue, Lady Sackville West defined herself as a divided personality;
“Half of me is feminine, soft, submissive and attracted to men while the other one Is masculine, hard, aggressive and attracted to women.”
This dichotomy and her anarchic spirit defines the SS18 collection with a marrying of the feminine and masculine, the hard and soft, modern and historical, and lends to a complex and intriguing season where maximalist celebration of colour, form and unapologetically showy florals are celebrated and embraced.
From elegant, velvety white spring tulips set against a background of rich sun-drenched yellow, to luxurious, over scale Iris flowers in sapphire and cerulean tones, the Vita collection is bursting with mouth-watering colour and photo real blooms in an exploration of earthly delights. Opulent, feminine flowers are offset by strict, regular stripes in narrow and super wide settings, alongside a lush, jewelled toned Fuchsia pink.