Every stage of Sharon Wauchob’s career has earned her a few more deserved disciples. There’s the first class degree from arguably the world’s most prestigious fashion university Central Saint Martin’s, the years spent working amongst the artisans of the Louis Vuitton fashion house, and finally the launch of her eponymous British label, one of a minority to ever gain a regular place on the main Paris Fashion Week circuit.
Then there’s the clothes. Practical, elegant, refined; the SS18 collection did nothing to differ from her well-established revered reputation. Nothing about her designs are simple, nor are they dull. A sheer pleated pair of trousers unbuttoned at the ankle, like a cleavage baring shirt for the chaste Victorian era. Simple separates in monochromatic black and white slowly made way for pastels and marabou feather adornments.
A gold leather trench coat took the collection from 1990s minimal to 2000s Samantha Jones. Head-to-ankle leopard print with fuchsia mules followed. The stand out piece was a black-on-white polka dot dress, ruffles cascading around the open back, and a baby pink feather covered gown paired with mint green ankle boots had the crowd enthralled. Under the ethereal arches of the breathtaking St Cyprian’s Church, this collection truly had this London crowd devoted.
Words: Harriet May de Vere
Images: Amber Pinkerton