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Shrimps AW18 Romance Collection

 

Romance, flowers, hearts and pops of jewel-like reds form a Shrimps love story this season for Weiland's AW18 collection. 

Hannah was inspired by the Parisian Art Patron from the 20th Century, Gertrude Stein. Shrimps looks to her muse's art collection and language. 

As Stein famously said:  'A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose.' For AW18, Hannah says: 'A Shrimp is a Shrimp is a Shrimp is a Shrimp.'

The colour palate is romantic, featuring ruby-red, aquamarine-blue, with pops of yellow. 

Wigs were cut bluntly to resemble Gertrude Stein's short 'boy-ish' hairstyle. Girls wore silver grey, dirty blonde and black wigs. 

The romantic feeling was enhanced by Hannah's iconic doodles, featuring love hearts, roses and flowers. Faux-fur coats were updated in raspberry swirl jacquards, doodles, and a black and yellow heart print. 

Silhouettes were exaggerated, coats and dresses swept the floor, shoulders were puffed and layers were frilled. Whimsical details such as pearls, floral embroidery, frills and heart-shaped crystal buttons enhanced the feeling of a Shrimps love story. 

This season Shrimps worked alongside accessory designer Lotte Selwood, who previously worked at YSL. Hannah and Lotte merged ideas and designed a range of handbags, furry sliders and mules. 

The collection featured furry mini cross body handbags, fluffy heart-shaped top handle bags, as well as circular shaped handbags with heart-shaped love handles. To top it all off, the beloved beaded Antonia handbag was supersized in an XL version. 

Gold, black and rose pink Antonia bags accessorised several looks. A shoe range of fluffy sliders, embellished with large pearl clusters were worn with brightly coloured tights. 

Mules were available in furry yellow, black, as well as patent white faux-leather, a red corduroy and a multi-checked yellow fabric. 

A Shrimps love story...