Wednesday 24th February

| BY Natalie Dembinska

Amanda Wakeley: Ready-to-wear AW16

“She is the contemporary warrior…an understated heroine…a model of both courage and strength. She is fearless, dynamic and active…her look incorporates luxe sportswear elements whilst drawing on a Medieval Nordic influence” – said the notes at Amanda Wakeley And I suppose there is some Nordic in this. In the icy coolness of the satin, cut into slinky bias cut slips or bonded and moulded into asymmetric circle skirts, the straps of black leather tightly belted at the waist, emphasising the cocoon shape of the masculine coats, the furs, making appearances as sleeves on coats or simply slung over a shoulder.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans