Sophia Webster’s latest collection is a kaleidoscope of color. Inspired by the film Dreamgirls and Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic The Birds, her Spring Summer 2017 collection is awash with tropical flamingos, bold shades, glittering crystals, graphic patterns and peacock feathers.
Aptly named Dolly Birds of Paradise, the collection is made only for the boldest dressers as it plays on the designer’s love of ‘60s fashion with chunky heels, sequin additions and exaggerated embellishments. But the highlight of the season is the popular Lilico line which gets a tropical upgrade this year with a small selection of shoes and handbags in soft beachside pastels, dotted with garish pops of magenta and orange that inexplicably complement one another.
The seven-piece Lilico Sequin range includes two handbags, a miniaudiere and pouchette; three flats, a sandal, a sneaker and a slipper; and two heels, a platform and stiletto. Finished in a pearl blue leather and adorned with sequin flowers, laser cut-outs and candy-striped heels, the resulting effect is a dreamy, sartorially flawless edit that captures the juxtaposition of the calm and liveliness of the tropics.
Whether you spend your time on the dance floor in sky-high heels or wasting the day away on the beach in kick-off sandals, fashionable women can find something in Webster’s latest collection to pack for their next beachside getaway.
By Marissa Stempien