This season, Camilla and Marc designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman took inspiration from the Russian abstract artist Kazimir Malevich. In keeping with that muse, their latest outing made strong use of white: This was a collection that looked spring-cleaned and scrubbed of all dispensable clutter, and the white looks here brought that home. The atmosphere was pristine, but not spartan. Though the siblings emphasized sculptural shapes—dresses draped and wrapped asymmetrically, or featuring geometric panels or flares—their silhouettes retained the customary Camilla and Marc coquettishness. And the tactility of the collection's silk twills and piqués likewise kept things from feeling clinical.
The heart of the collection was its looks in white (and black), but there were a few colorful pieces worth calling out. Although the gold jacquard story seemed out of place—and was, indeed, a holdover from the Camilla and Marc collection shown in April, at Australia fashion week—the other attention-getting textile was a winner. The designers digitally printed onto a coated fabric, then laser-cut through it, creating a mesh. The color left on the material had a distinctive confetti effect, and the clothes made with that fabric were among the show's standouts. But the stunner here was a number in—what
else?—white. There wasn't anything flashy about the V-neck silk satin dress with a bias-cut skirt of midcalf length, but it proved the adage "less is more." Malevich would be proud.