Spring 23 is a collection built on softly structured silhouettes, its framework combines sportswear with big city sensuality for a svelte, active handwriting that anchors from the shoulder. A fresh, optimistic aesthetic, the moodboard roots were inspired by the simplicity and refined beauty of Tonne Goodman’s styling for American Vogue during the 1980s. An era of serious sex appeal, it was a decade of decadence, encapsulated by the likes of Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein.
These premium yesteryear heavyweights bring a definite influence to Studio Nicholson for Spring 23. Think of the timeless elegance of Glenn Close in the 1987 movie, Fatal Attraction. Her iconic, stripped-back look brought sharpness and everyday angles to womenswear.
As ever, this has been reinterpreted for a contemporary audience – a formula of powerful symmetry, clean lines and continuous colour that hints at icons in the making. They are clothes for women who know what works, women who know how to wear a look that feels complete – and lets their body do the talking.
Strength, skin flashes and subtle sheen all scream experience. The Nika Pant signals longer lines paired with the cinched-in Condell Shirt. There’s the trusted, playful Gia Pant volume. The slouchy merino Pelle Knit in Corn. Waves of merino/silk Surf Blue ring in the warmer weather with the Acea Henley Vest. Alpine Anorak and Albion Shirt Dress bring blouson beiges. Added straps and buttoned loops in the Atari Dress and Neptune win first prize for sculptural play.
Track & field practicality surprises in leather, blast-washed denim speaks of west coast sunshine and 1980s weekending. The Soro slit skirts and boxy short sleeved Sira shirts are teamed with Ty mules (or the soft-back, block-heeled Moon car shoes) for a graceful daily uniform that’s part tomboy, part timeless female chic. A mature attitude. A definite pace. Energised with the usual energy and vigour of the Studio Nicholson modular wardrobe.