At first glance, Molly Goddard's new collection may appear traditional and straightforward, especially when compared to Simon Rocha’s intricate designs. However, closer examination reveals an entirely different story.
The collection is akin to stepping backstage at a theater, complete with sketches and patterns for stage costumes that give the impression we’ve caught costume designers in mid-creation.
The collection features white cotton corsets with exposed seams, underskirts bursting with ruffles, and garments with raw edges. The designer cleverly blurs the line between theatrical flamboyance and modern minimalism, drawing in elements of deconstruction to create a multi-faceted range.
The late Hilary Alexander once called Molly Goddard one of the best on the British fashion scene, and this collection solidifies that reputation. It's little wonder that white dresses and ruffled skirts from the collection have already made it to wish lists. The work stands as a testament to the multi-layered complexity that fashion can offer, defying first impressions and inviting a deeper look.