Molly Goddard’s Spring 2021 presentation could be best described as electric, romantic, and whimsical. As soon as the first model stepped out clad in neon patterns and a tulle skirt, Goddard’s edgy, ethereal style made a definitive impact during this London Fashion Week. The designer’s most recent show follows a precedent that has been established since she launched her namesake label in 2014. The backdrop for the collection consisted of a minimalist white room, a slanted runway, and a skylight — a great blank canvas for this season’s bright and colorful designs.
Across the 31 looks that comprise Goddard’s SS21 collection, the designer’s signature layers of tulle and ruffles are ever present. Each striking ensemble was also accessorized with either colored platform mules or furry loafers, a first glance at Goddard’s upcoming collaboration with UGG. According to ELLE, the collab’s official release is scheduled for March 2021 and the shoes are already shaping to be highly coveted.
In varying silhouettes, Goddard presented lots of romantic florals, stripes, and checkerboard patterns in fluorescent hues — sometimes all at once. Some of the standout moments of the presentation are also decidedly subtle: I was personally mesmerized by the perfect coordination of the kelly green UGG clogs with a set of matching knee-high socks and a subdued floral patterned smock. Most of the designs in this collection rely heavily on such creative contrasting colorways; let’s forget about matching your shoes to your purse when you can tell a more compelling visual narrative.
Where there wasn’t a mix-and-match of stylishly layered patterns and colors, the models wore tiered monochromatic dresses that allowed the ruched handbags and maximalist pom-pom beanies to truly shine. At first glance, we’re envisioning these eclectic statement pieces in the spring for a date night to the museum or a stylish run to the bodega. With such far reaching creativity, there’s really no limit to where Goddard’s designs can go.
Images Courtesy of Vogue Runway.