Sophie Theallet held a coups of sorts on the runway this season. Her Fall 2016 RTW collection was a beautiful rebellion against many of the outdated, exclusionary standards of the high fashion world. No sickly thin models starving themselves on her runway. No silhouettes that would only look good worn by said sickly thin models. No standards only 3% of the population meet. No singular vision of “perfection”.At first glance, there is no motif. No inspiration. No theme. Every shape but the kitchen sink. A joyful variation of model sizes, colors, and shapes. A vast array of expertly edited and tailored silhouettes to flatter everyone. Inclusive. What a beautiful word. Every woman deserves to have her best assets accentuated. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful as she is. As she is striving to be her best self. She deserves the same luxe fabric and attention to detail as the wafer thin fitness “ideal”. And Theallet gives just that.
Curves were celebrated with a grey high slit pencil dress with the skirt knotted at the top of the slit. Midi length A-lines, drop waists, capes, mini dresses, a twisted halter velvet dress, and tons of fur jackets offered an infinity of options for the modern fashion buyer.
A particular fondness was shown for variation in texture, with fil coupe, silk, velvet, and jacquard. Layered texture and the pops of fur elevated the looks to full luxury. Hopefully this isn’t just a here now, gone tomorrow trend, but the introduction to an evolved era of designers creating looks for every woman.