Sadie Clayton – SS17

Sadie Clayton showed her latest collection during LFW SS17 and once again her signature style stood out from the crowd. There is an edge to what Sadie does but softened by tones, cut and shape, it’s like a couture apocalypse but with a side order of fun and joy. This season is no exception, the jackets still make me want to grab a custom bike and ride off into the sunset while the dresses make me want to dance til dawn at a party at the edge of the world.

The deep dark blues, a stalwart of this season, create a balance and structure to build off, the coppers, it wouldn’t be Sadie Clayton without copper, add a deep earthy richness and the lines zip, twist and twirl away from the conventions of pattern cutting, drawing the eye around without ever telling it what it should be seeing.

Sadie continues to carve her own niche, the gender fluidity and experimentation of her collections elevate and accentuate the sense of individuality she brings to design. The sense of theatre remains captured but in the most wonderfully wearable way. Each look is a show stopper imbued with presence and long may it continue. For me Sadie is one of the true creative & challenging forces in this industry, that she has now done it season after season speaks volumes of the quality of her work and Ethos.

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: