Words Lotte Freddie
Tartan Riots, Charlotte Eskildsen calls her A/W 18 collection. “I am not very much into prints,” she says. Even so, Prince of Wales tartan and all kinds of checks were played with throughout, in wool and chiffon, all the while maintaining a minimalistic line. A classic Scotch tartan in yellow and black with a thin red stripe was used in wool, as blazers and skirts, and as a boarding-school scarf.
Charlotte found the tartan material as deadstock, unused. It also came in chiffon, and in striking ruffled evening dresses. Besides this, Eskildsen had designed her own smart check made of recycled polyester in red, white, and blue. Presented narrowly pleated into short skirts and as two fantastic evening dresses.
The collection, which took its cues from the eighties, also included a lovely rose color in a silk satin dress, a heavy knit cardigan, and in rifled viscose baby velour. It looked fabulous, also in wide pants and in a two-piece matched with raspberry pink.
The rifled velour also came in a warm yellow, and looked sophisticated as a midi-length frill-edged wrap skirt under a black dinner jacket or a blazer. The inspiration, the film Working Girl featuring Melanie Griffith, appeared also in “dad’s jackets”, i.e. oversize blazers and lumber jackets in beige checks.
A light, black quilted snowsuit, made of sustainable materials from Austria, is probably also going to be used by urban women in the near future. As are the collection’s sexy skirts. Short, with an asymmetrical wrap frill across the front. Totally charming, they come in black leather or various tartans.
Clothes in pre-consumer cotton and light-weight wool from Italy showcased sustainable offerings from Designers Remix, whose styles seem bound to fly off the shelves next season.
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