Price’s fascination with club uniform has extended out of England’s green and pleasant land to pastures afresh; the strips of Beefa, Napa and Marbs. Party holidays have been immortalised on screen in the oh-so addictive Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents and now Price has translated this bastion of Britishness in her SS17 collection. We should point out that she’s classed it up a bit, models were NOT vomiting on the set or having screaming rows with bouncers, the whole thing was remarkably more civilised, particularly given that both the presentation and after party took place at Selfridges’ Forest Restaurant & Bar. Kavos this ain’t.
In There Like Swimwear
Although this collection was grounded in the modern, the initial starting point for Price was the striking villa in Jacques Tati’s 1958 film Mon Oncle, the juxtaposition of the boxy building and round windows and curved pathway. This inspiration has manifested itself in the undulating patterns and cut outs which exposed bare flesh in a subtle tribute to swimwear.
Going to Ibiza
Although Price is known for her signature blending of sports and clubwear, with this collection she has broadened her repertoire to include an element of smart eveningwear: the silhouette has become more precise and she has refined her drapery yet still kept the Caitlin Priceness in halter neck dresses. Perfect for the more elegant end of Ibiza island. Accessories were chunky resin and aviator sunglasses in bright tints.