On the surface, Jill Stuart’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection was rather hush-hush. Held at the exclusive National Arts Club in Gramercy, Stuart’s speakeasy was fueled by femme fatales dressed in romantic ruffled blouses with a Victorian-Bohemian edge. The iconic American designer’s metallic florid patterns and corseted belts were deliciously subdued, yet her collection screamed effeminate expression. Stained glass windows delineated a sense of jazzy catharsis magnified in velveteen tricoloured frocks.
Photography / Mark Elzey
Words / Chloe Rash