Hearts, roses romance and ruby reds come together to create a Shrimps love affair this season. Inspired by Gertrude Stein, Weiland gives Stein’s famous line ‘’a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’ a transformation with her own play on words ‘a Shrimps is a Shrimps is a Shrimps is a Shrimps.’
Large red heart shape rugs covered the floors at the presentation, whilst coloured faux fur roses were dotted around and ‘A Shrimps is a Shrimps’ print plastered on the wall. The scene was purely romantic.
The colour palette was also romantic but endorsed colours that we wouldn’t’ usually associate with romance including royal ruby reds, aquamarine with pops of yellow! Who knew romantic could come in multi-checked fabric and dazzling aquamarine?
Cue faux fur jackets with romantic trimmings of yellow jewel-liked heart shaped buttons, a luxe ruby red collarless coat with pink pearls delicately dotted along the collar and cuffs and an off-white coat with luscious leaves and flowers in greens, pinks and reds paired with red ruffled culottes ready to welcome this new Shrimps love story. Faux fur coats got an upgrade this season from raspberry ripple swirl jacquards, black and yellow love heart print to Weiland’s iconic doodling enhancing the romantic vibe with hearts, flowers and roses.
Lest not forget the explosion of romantic accessories though. This season Weiland teamed up with friend and past YSL designer Lotte Selwood to create an abundance of beautiful handbags, furry sliders and mules.
I imagined strolling down The Champs-Elysées with the red circular shaped handbag with a gold heart-shaped love handles toe in hand. To the lovers of the pearled Antonia bag – it has been supersized in an XL version and you can now fit your worldly desires into it, or perhaps just one or two.