For Spring / Summer 2018, London based Women’s wear designer Clio Peppiatt continues to explore and express themes of modern femininity, with the aim of creating unique and positive, clothes that make women feel uplifted and fearless. Rich vibrant silks, sumptuous faux fur, and opulent embellishments adorn Clio Peppiatt’s modern-day femme fatale. Hand-drawn tarot card imagery reimagined in delicate beading and embroidery adds depth and intricacy, juxtaposed with contemporary denim and printed mesh. Glints of silver lace their way through bold and vivid hues–blood red, rose fuschia, lapis and sapphire blues–breathing a further dimension of vitality into the collection.
Spring/Summer 2018 is inspired by Anna Biller’ s film ‘ The Love Witch’, which follows a modern-day witch who uses magic to make men fall in love with her, destroying them in the process. The film explores the issue of love, desire, and narcissism through a highly stylized, elaborate mis-en-scène. Clio Peppiatt reconjures the exaggerated femininity undercut by a macabre core that lies at the heart of Biller’s film .‘ And When I Walked, I Cried To Dream Again’ reaffirms the essence of Clio Peppiatt, born from whimsical, hand-drawn illustrations that transform into lavish embroidery, exuberan prints and refined embellishment. Singing colours accentuate these defining features to create a celestial celebration of the witch in us all.