For Fall, Mother of Pearl creative director Amy Powney was inspired by cult 90’s girl gangs. Think Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow in loose fit cardigans and bombers, skirts and trousers. For Resort 2016, she was inspired by women’s wartime workwear.
I got a distinct Hamptons vibe from the collection. Flouncy white lace dresses with layered blouses and sheer skirts wouldn’t go amiss for an afternoon in East Hampton. The granny chic floral tank dress with pleats is another summer-ready look for the famed part of New York state.
The airy beige trousers with an untied belt, resembled joggers—keeping the sportswear theme close to hear—and were paired with an embellished white top. The formal/informal contrast was really something. Once paired with merlot-coloured sandals, the look was elevated further. Look 16 was a navy blouse with cinched wrists boasting white stripes. Similar to a sports jersey, the item was paired with elasticated waist trousers. Blurring the lines between genders, the look exudes the sport vibe that the brand is known for.
Searching for sensible summer shoes that have a trainer bottom but an open toe. Mother of Pearl can meet that requirement. Their sneaker-sandals are part of the newly launched accessories line. I expect them to perform well commercially. Handbags were also in the accessories line. Bucket bags in buttery leather and hues of navy and burnt orange. Some bags featured a palm tree motif.
In the year that I’ve been following Amy Powney she has exemplified great talent. She started working as creative director in 2010 and designs four collections in a year. She joined the brand after graduating and has been working her magic ever since. Powney is a very good designer; she exhibits the talent of a designer with decades of experience.