Molly Goddard SS17 is for all you ravers ‘n’ misbehavers.
Is it brave, or limiting, for a designer to make a material their signature? You certainly couldn’t argue the latter for Molly Goddard’s tulle creations which get more and fantastical every season. Moving away from the sugary prom princess realm we know and love when it comes to Goddard, this season she was more ambitious, taking on fluoros and awkward shapes. How do you make an angle out of a fabric so frothy? Somehow Goddard did just that, playing with asymmetric styles and flashing a lot more flesh than we’re used to seeing (except on last season’s naked man, the subject of her life-drawing class set design).
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Aside from her staple, Goddard made use of ruched micro-gingham, technicolour knits, patchwork hoodies and floral fleeces. Away from her boxy tea-dresses were fluted black dungarees and two pieces to go under her bare-all fabrics — either crops matched with straight leg trousers or modest high-waisted underpants teamed with a matching bra.
One For All You Ravers
Running through the collection were prints of Nick Waplington’s photographs of New York underground parties adding a kind of narrative to the line which was inspired by rave culture. Connect the fluoros, top-knot ponytails, mini-dresses and ruched cargo pants, you begin to see where Goddard pinpointed her references. Who’d have thought you’d ever be raising your hands in the air waiting for the drop in a club while wearing Molly Goddard? Pair with a whistle and glo-sticks.