There’s a lot of gimmicks going on in fashion these days but Colville‘s latest collection was perhaps one of the most unfortunate. And this is surprising considering the brand was launched by such industry professionals like Molly Molloy, Kristin Forss, and Lucinda Chambers. Still, there was a stark disparity between their expertise and the extremely juvenile attempt of a collection as their brand’s Fall 2019 line. Firstly, the collection is such a half-assed attempt to go grunge while catering to today’s sporty narrative. In the end, it resulted in simply ugly clothes. That first frizzy sweater in what looked like an ethnic print (possibly cultural appropriation?) not only looked uncomfortable but was almost akin to a dirty old rag used to clean houses and such. And pairing it with a yellow floral skirt just put the ugliness up a notch. Then came the striped sweaters, at least that’s what we thought they were at first glance. Apparently, some of the sleeves are actually arm-warmers styled to look like patchwork knitwear—now there’s something we didn’t need and didn’t ask for. The outerwear was perhaps the only redeeming part about this collection, but even they had unflattering proportions and questionable quality. They look like the type to be hidden in thrift stores—definitely not a good sign! Simply put, this was an awful collection, and take it from us, people who find this even a tiny bit desirable might need to get their eyes checked or heads examined.
Photo: Courtesy of Colville