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RESORT 2017

Resort 2017

Amy Powney's Mother of Pearl girl may be pretty but she's also tough and independent. For Resort 2017 flowers and frills maintain her enduring charm, yet where she may have been innocent with a sporty androgyny, this season she reveals her strong individualism.

Looking back at the time of her own teenage years, Powney poured over the 1990's fashion photographs by Mark Borthwick and found her first muse in his androgynous, hard edged, sporty girl - Stella Tennent at her most raw.

For the softerside of the collection Powney looked at Victorian boarding schools where she referenced ginghams and uniforms and in particular the frills, bows and ruffles of their night gowns. She looked to the groups of girls from films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Virgin Suicides, and in particular The Magdoline Sisters. The feisty, loyal and determined character of the heroine Margaret, wearing her uniforms of overalls and smocks in loose silhouettes, enabled Powney to develop the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. Powney then went on to build the sporty aesthetic from P.E kits and vintage athletic wear.

Charms and pearls are scattered throughout the collection inspired by teenage girls' keep sakes and treasures. Prints evolved from the 'Dear Diary' tradition and graffitied desks from Powney's own school days. Ultimately the Mother of Pearl Resort 2017 collection shows a subtly subversive girl with an innate sense of freedom.

Mitchel Wool Coat with Pearls
Mitchel Wool Coat with Pearls
Zetta Shirt in White
Finley Ruffle Trouser in Red
Jude Mini Bag in Navy
Frieda Sandal in Gingham
Zetta Shirt Dress in White
Zetta Shirt Dress in White
Leanna Trousers in Gingham
Winston Satchel in Khaki
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl

Garrett Coat in Check
Garrett Coat in Check
Verona Top in Gingham
Leanna Trousers in Black
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl

Corbett Sleeveless Jacket in check
Corbett Sleeveless Jacket in check
Roma Top in Fresia
Frona Trousers in Fresia
Winston Satchel in Fresia
Freida Sandal in Black Pearl
Webb Coat with Pearls
Webb Coat with Pearls
Hoxton Mini Tote in Black
Henry Pump in White


Lucien Top in Tulle
Lucien Top in Tulle
Malvina Dress in Wild Daisy
Frieda Sandal in Mustard


Marietta Dress in Black Pearl
Marietta Dress in Black Pearl
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl



Patsy Top in Ivory
Patsy Top in Ivory
Emeline Jumpsuit in Black
Henry Pump in Black


Claudine Dress in Ivory
Claudine Dress in Ivory
Henry Pump in White



Roesemary Dress in Tulle
Roesemary Dress in Tulle
Corbett Jacket in Black
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl


Rubi Jumper in Red
Rubi Jumper in Red
Ursula Tulle Skirt in Pink
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl


Sienna Jumper in Ivory
Sienna Jumper in Ivory
Frona Trouser in Ivory
Winston Satchel in Khaki
Henry Pump in White

Roesmary Dress in Cupid
Roesmary Dress in Cupid
Hoxton Mini Tote in Pink
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl


Lucas Top in White Fresia
Lucas Top in White Fresia
Emeline Jumpsuit in Fresia
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl


Celina Shirt in Pink
Celina Shirt in Pink
Frona Trouser in Pink
Henry Pump in White


Valerie Top in Khaki
Valerie Top in Khaki
Finley Frill Trousers in Khaki
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl


Arlene Top in Navy
Arlene Top in Navy
Frona Trousers in Navy
Henry Pump in White


Celina Shirt in Blue
Celina Shirt in Blue
Ursula Tulle Skirt in Black
Frieda Sandal in Black Pearl


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