Another collection, another cool collaboration from Mother of Pearl
. This season, the London label's creative director Maia Norman and head designer Amy Powney teamed up with renowned British artist Mat Collishaw, whose grotesquely beautiful "Insecticide 15" and "Insecticide 24" photographs loosely inspired the new lineup's prints. While Collishaw is best known for his dark, slightly morbid aesthetic, the MOP team focused on his fascination with nature, and reinterpreted that in a characteristically quirky way with vibrant fruit and tropical floral motifs, which complemented the playful silhouettes here. Ultimately, it was the inventive shapes and quality fabrics that stood out more so than the patterns. Highlights included bejeweled candy striped satin bowling shirts and boxy jackets, as well as off-the-shoulder ruffled tops and knit trumpet skirts with bold flounces at the hem. While these statement-making clothes are for girls who want to be noticed, there were also more understated pieces like blush-colored pleated leather skirts, intarsia novelty sweaters, and relaxed cropped trousers that rounded out the mix.