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.