The name Molly Goddard immediately conjures up images of layers upon layers of sheer tulle. For her latest A/W15 presentation, instead of having models walk stiffly up and down a catwalk, the designer created a still scene resembling an art class. Models, clad in Goddard designs, were distracted by painting a nude man. The designer uses traditional handcraft techniques like smocking and gathering to create dresses that are anything but traditional. The best way to describe the wearer is resembling a ‘modern-day bohemian teenager the morning after her debutante ball’. There is always a sense of nostalgia to her garments, whether it’s the tones of mustard that are reminiscent of school uniforms, or fuchsia frocks that remind you of a dress you wore when you were five.
Nada Abdul Ghaffar