Like Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard has returned this season with infant. For Spring/Summer 2022, the graduated designer from Central Saint Martins said she began the design process while pregnant with her first child, then finished the collection after her son’s birth.
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“I was eight months pregnant when I started designing this collection and imagined the clothes my child would wear”, she said of the collection. “I was fixated on smocked dresses, tracksuit bottoms, and ballet pumps. I enjoyed the repetition in this collection and the familiarity, it is nostalgic and visceral”.
Children’s clothing naturally became a central theme and inspiration. The prevailing piece of the collection was the babydoll dress, created in translucent tulle in white, and pastel and neon shades, all unabashedly decked out in tier upon tier of ruffles and pleats, from voluminous crop tops to playful mini dresses and full blown gowns. These flouncy clothes were paired with loose baggy denim jeans or styled over tracksuit bottoms while shoes were flat ballet pumps in primary shades of green and metallic pink.
“Full of good memories of growing up, and the anticipation of the exciting time ahead I have with my son”, she wrote in the show’s notes.
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