Sadie Williams SS19 London Fashion Week

The queen of textile-driven fashion design, Sadie Williams has attracted the attention of stockists like Selfridges, & Other Stories and Machine-A, as well as a loyal fan base addicted to the brand’s tomboyish sensibilities and modern craftsmanship. For SS19, the young BFC favourite presented a glamorous drag race, and not of the Ru Paul kind. Inspired by the world of bikers, models embodied the looks of old school Americana-meets Japanese Bosozuko-meets London punk, against a backdrop of sparkling silver tyres, which mirrored the multiple vivid, metallic designs on show.

Chequerboard and patchwork - Sadie William’s signature motif- were re-imagined in woven jacquard, delicate organza and shimmering lurex. From graphic printed neck scarves to baker boy caps and bonded biker jackets, this was mods and rockers on high. Each look was aptly paired with classic Dr Martens, given a futuristic update through metallic chains and pins in place of laces, reflecting the jewel tones of each look; sapphire, emerald, topaz.

The designs were complemented by bold nail art, created using Orly products, which showcased bold primary colours and motocross inspired patterns like flags, bolts and chevrons. The impressive collection was created in collaboration with textile designer Alice Timmis, fashion stylist Beth Fenton and set designer Olu Ogunnaike. If there’s one style gang to join this season, Sadie Williams’ girls are the ones to watch.

By Ruth MacGilp. Images shot for us by Hannah Gordon-Smith.