Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection takes inspiration from British maritime traditions and excerpts from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ – one of the most iconic poems in British literature.
A story of one sailor’s tempestuous journey at sea. Extracts from the poem border hand-drawn ship illustrations to create our mariner print – seen across fluid silk shirts, pleated skirts and scarves. Graphic oyster, rigging and fish-scale prints reinforce the maritime theme, animating contemporary tailoring and accessories.
Embellishment also plays out the collection’s seafaring mood. Polished faux pearls punctuate gold-plated jewellery and our vivid oyster print, decorative shells replace buttons on sharply tailored shirts and resin-framed circular cut-outs on dresses recall the portholes of a ship.