When I attended my first Sharon Wauhob show last season, knowing only that the designer had previously been showing in Paris for over a decade, I didn’t think that the atmosphere could be more beautiful. The Anglican Saint Cyprian’s Church looks like a regular building from the outside, but once inside there is a room filled with baroque paintings and light flooding in throw stain glass. This season in the centre of gothic arches and below a golden ceiling was a glowing white orb.
As the drum of the music started the models paraded around the orb like clockwork. Wauhob works brilliantly with large outerwear that is made unique by the attention to details. There was the use of feathers, ruffles, and silk to bring a soft spring touch to the square shoulder jackets and square toe boots.
Being a brand that has a large accessory following the collection shows what are to be the biggest jewellery trends for the coming season. Used throughout the collection were gold and silver cocoon chains, worn both as rope like belts and wrapped around the wrist.
The show reflected the angelic atmosphere and while the London trained designer has returned to the city the heart of the brand still remains in the streets of Paris.