Mother of Pearl
June 12, 2013 London
Freedom to play served Norman and Powney well: Their vintage fifties-era floral prints had a real pop and looked good paired with leopard print, geometrics, and the signature Mother of Pearl stripe. The all-or-nothing mix of color and pattern refreshed the brand's familiar silhouettes, and the fifties florals came off very spiffy on some of the more sculptured looks, like a cocoon coat or a flounced skirt. Mother of Pearl will continue to be a brand built on artist collaborations; that's its DNA. Powney said as much when she presented the collection today. But it was nice to see what happens when she and Norman get to follow their own muse.