Sophie Hulme Fall 2009
For Fall 2009, London-based designer Sophie Hulme’s eponymous label is (for the most part) all about three things: sequins, satin, and shifts. And while that may sound like it could be terribly gaudy, there’s nothing “showgirl” about this collection. In fact, those are just a few of the things that lend elements of glamor, refinement, and idiosyncrasy to clean, classic, and elegant silhouettes.
From a tradionional stance, it is difficult to find any semblance of excitement in a Macintosh coat. Generally speaking, save for a hanful of designers like Philip Lim, few dare to spruce up the classic. So upon seeing Sophie Hulme’s sequin covered coat, it’s hard not to crack even a slight smile of delight. Actually, that is the general sentiment evoked by the this garments; one of refreshment. Geometric sequin patterns, quilted jackets with peaked hoods, and fun bags are proof enough that while you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, you certainly can show stuffy classics a thing thing or two.