Since her days at Lyell, Emma Fletcher’s girl has always been feminine and reserved, but this time, for Tocca’s (yes, as in the candles) latest collection, she has a real secret to keep. As described in the very specific show notes:
On trial for her sinister crime, she hides her guilty face behind a mask. The Tocca woman this season is an unapologetic femme fetale, in a sleek black pencil skirt and sheer fuschia silk blouse. In her black leather dress with lace netting insets, she knows no remorse for her sordid act. Her blood-red lipstick peeps out from a louche, high-necked trench coat, as she sweeps towards her doom.
“The starting point was collaging Carlo Mellino photographs with flowers and from that point I just started thinking about a murderous woman or someone that’s committed a crime and is kind of hiding it and is private and seductive.”
The resulting looks were chic in an unassuming way. Fletcher’s signature–easy silk blouses–were still there and subtly accented with lace or velvet panels, paired with perfectly tailored A-line skirts that will we could see being a life-long wardrobe staple for the right girl.
The flowers could be seen in a very pretty installation around which the models, some of whom wore big flower headpieces, formed a circle. It could have all been cheesy and overly theatrical, but the result was mysterious and delicate.