It’s quite fashionable in London to produce a baby alongside a collection this year. Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha are both back this season with infants. Molly’s Frank delighted visitors with dates in her studio this morning, as her mother explained how her pregnancy made her “think of baby clothes.”
Well, that’s not a conceptual stretch (horrendous pun) for Molly Goddard. In fact, it’s intrinsic to her origin story as a fashion student at Central Saint Martins: âMy graduation collection was all about blowing up the dresses I had when I was wearing it. ‘was a child,’ she said. This is where his obsession with smocking grew; and the happy / unconscious power of adult women taking up a fair amount of space. She was an eye-centered woman, laughing and playing with all the toxicity one might hear by “Lolita”. The multiple yards of pink netting that typically explode this designer’s little baby smocked bodices are certainly not for smirking women.
There is one of these dresses in her spring collection: a classic Molly Goddard evening dress. More remarkable, however, is its diversification of full outlet clothing. Instead of a show, she shot a video in her studio that shows what Molly Goddard folks can wear all the time. Excellent wide jeans. Guernsey sweaters in fluorescent colors and Aran knit cardigans. Smock to layer on sweatpants. Men’s clothing, including flared trench coats, striped sweaters and ballet flats.
Next season, Goddard is aiming for a full parade again. It’s a rally to look forward to. In the meantime, her baby has generated as much joy as ever, and possibly even more clothes that many people will want in their life.