The Emperor 1688 at Fashion Forward

I was really excited for The Emperor 1688’s collection titled Brideshead Re-visited after Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel. They always have such beautifully made clean cut suits but It’s also the great story behind the brand. These three dashing brothers all went off to London to study Fashion and Design and collaborated to create this amazing brand – you automatically just love them!

As soon as the show began I could totally see the collection featured at A Made In Chelsea garden party. The sharp tailoring and summery prints and colours were very reminiscent of the aristocracy during the early 1930’s and I loved the very British schoolboy swag. A few of the shorts seemed a little ill fitted which was a shame (maybe just a casting error) but overall I loved the collection and that fresh sense of revival of summer and refinery that it packaged so well.

The materials the boys choose are always so elegant, bold and beautiful. Italian silk celebrated with elaborate prints and blazers constructed with traditional English and Scottish spun wools. The women’s-wear was spot on too, all very ready to wear and oozed all the appeal of androgyny while still remaining sexy with the sheer shirts and floral and frill detail.

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