Witches and Princesses
Molly Goddard has an incredible ability to slot together gowns made for prom queens in the same collection as dresses fit for the leader of the goths. Goddard strings together these two opposites ends of the spectrum of femininity with unparalleled expertise. It’s the delicateness of her clothes that make them so womanly, classically “sexy” figure-fitting forms are forbidden. Who’d want to be sexy when you can be fragile, confident and unique, simultaneously?
Naturally, it wouldn’t be true Molly Goddard without reams and reams of tulle. Black, white, pink, grey and the palest yellowy cream shade were all on show. Slipping between sheer sheets and candyfloss swirled layers of the material, Goddard used her signature ruffled trims to embellish and split shapes, along with ballooning arms.
Away from Goddard’s beloved tulle, we saw satin slips and long sleeved shirts. Skirts of the same material were pulled into soft pleats by runs of elastic. A floral velveteen tunic with tiered drops at the waist and hips was gloriously quaint, like a print you might find in the home of an old relative. Girlish and sweet but never saccharine, Goddard reigns supreme for another season.