Looks from Liam’s Moon Study Autumn 2017 collection.
Liam’s latest collection “Moon Study” for autumn 2017 arrives today and it is designed to make a statement about the importance of art. Designer Emily Miller-Sharma has frequently referenced art in her collections and she feels it’s something that people should enjoy and consume more often. Art, like all creative work, has the ability to help us see things from someone else’s point of view, make as consider life differently and often to help us take ourselves less seriously.
For this range Miller-Sharma looked to contemporary writers Hanya Yanagihara and Hera Lindsay Bird alongside visual artists Lisa Reihana and Rita Angus. Angus was best known for her landscape works and the name Moon Study is drawn from Angus’ crayon studies of the moon from 1965.
So how do these artistic ideas translate to a fashion collection? Well, Miller-Sharma has used the eclecticism of her influences in the choice of her fabrics and textures which include silk dupion and velvet, crisp cotton and corduroy, squiggly quartered applique detail and ribbed knit. The pieces themselves have a touch of artistic quirkiness as well while still maintaining the elegance that Liam is known for.
Relaxed tops and pants are teamed with more fitted pieces like a strapless peplum-style bustier top. Skirts and dresses are long and winsome with clean lines making the beautiful custom floral Hanya print even more of a standout. The collection has an effortless office to evening feel with the return of Liam’s classic knee-length camel Gallery Coat a perfect piece to go over every look. These are clothes, much like art, that are meant to be enjoyed and treasured.