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London Fashion Week SS24 Highlights: Molly Goddard focuses on what lies beneath

Lauretta Roberts
16 September 2023

Molly Goddard is one of fashion week's most anticipated shows and she never fails to deliver. We're used to a deftly handled explosion of flounce with Goddard but this collection saw her flip things inside out with underpinnings shown on the outside and the frills contained behind them.

For Goddard fans, of which there are many, the beloved frills were still very much in evidence but, rather than being the main focus of the garment, they peeked from beneath hems and burst out from behind seams.


Corsetry, boning, internal zips, strapping and crinolines were instead the main external focus of the garments with Goddard saying she had been inspired by the National Theatre costume hire department to create the collection, in particular the underskirts and underwear along with Victorian Christening robes and Georgian underwear.


The influences were clear in the construction but also in the colour palette which was more muted that usual with off-whites, soft peaches and yellows and faded lavenders prevailing however an acid green sheer dress with flounced underskirt was an uplifting punctuation point and will no doubt be a crowd pleaser.


The shrunken cardis paired with voluminous skirts were back once again but this time in a palette of faded rose, charteuse and black, rather than the usual superbrights, and a chunky fair ilse twinset provided the perfect counterpart for a green checked skirt in what looked like vintage upholstery fabric.

"I have always loved the internal workings of garments, hand sewn adjustments and finishings," Goddard said. And it shows.

Fans and stockists alike have been given a new reason to place orders with this fresh take on her signature aesthetic.

Images: Ben Broomfield for Molly Goddard, Courtesy

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