PPQ: Pretty, Party, Quirky..
Pretty prints, Party dresses, Quirky accessories.
It started with psychedelic animal patterns, frilled black dresses with bright fuchsia, blue and mandarin lining, ocre silk high-waisted trousers and pink shorts and tiered skirts. Then came three party numbers: a fuchsia dress cinched with a large blue belt, a bodycon black dress with an emerald silk lining forming a bow on a low-cut back, and a chic indigo dress with a cylindric hat in the same raw silk fabric. More of those hats designed by Amy Money came throughout the show, often unexpected and unexplained. Then a more summery spirit came with clean-cut separates, a strapless red playsuit and cotton sundresses, shirts and trenches in white and blue stripes.
Overall a very wearable collection with easy day pieces and a few great party dresses. But what really stood out in the collection were the accessories. First the shoes, where two designs stole the show: black suede wedges with diamond-shaped gold embroidery, and a similar version in platform sandals. Good news: they are PPQ for Office. Then, the bags, with some black patent classics in signature PPQ shapes, and some entirely printed versions with potential for it-status.
Now I wonder how many of them they sell. Because although PPQ is a trendy/ young/ cool/ London brand, I don’t have the impression that they are such a profitable company with many stockists.. Yet Amy Molineaux and Percy Parker always throw the best parties at London Fashion Week. And this year again, they didn’t disappoint with an exclusive afterparty at the Plaza Hotel, with the XX DJing and California-based girls band The Like playing live. I will anyway be on the prowl for these shoes very soon. Maybe to party even better next season!
Photography: Alize Morand. Please credit.