Opening the SS16 Matthew Miller show, freshly pressed tailoring is exhibited with the models accessorised with luggage tags on the wrist. However, as the show progresses the clean lines turn into crumpled and creased pieces which seem as though they were packed in a hurry.
The collection begins with sharp black tailoring, with trousers cutting off above the ankle and a selection of shirt silhouettes in crisp white. Puckered cream pieces slowly filter into the collection in the form of trousers, tops over shirts and jackets which all have a softer line. Towards the end of the show, the tone from strong power dressing has developed into relaxed co-ords, shown in rumpled dresses, shredded longline tees and creased sweatshirts.
Once again Matthew Miller has taken a restricted colour palette to create pieces that can be interchanged or worn as a block colour. The selection of black, white, cream and navy creates a collection that can stand the test of time.
For SS16 Matthew Miller has played with the idea of conformity following from the same ideas of the AW15 collection. Power symbols of sharp tailoring are turned up side down when screwed up and wrinkled.
Written by Gabrielle Kynoch. Images © Matthew Miller.