For his first collection with Escada, Niall Sloan looks to the archives and revisits founder Margaretha Ley’s principles of color, fabric and tailoring. The collection is a re-interpretation of Escada’s heritage for contemporary dressing.
“The Fall/Winter 2018 collection is a celebration of Escada’s rich archives. It was a joy to re-interpret the brand’s heritage in powerful and fun dressing for the modern woman. I am delighted to be sharing my new vision for Escada today. The bold and entrepreneurial spirit of our founder Margaretha Ley has stayed with the business over the years and I am excited to be a part of evolving this for the future,” Sloan, Escada’s global design director, said.
Sharp tailoring is a key part of the Escada wardrobe, but always shaped in a feminine way, with softer shoulders, an easier silhouette and a twist in the detailing.
Tailoring is feminized further by adding floral embroidery or by elongating the silhouette and adding colored accents.
Striking tonal combinations are explored through multi-tonal tweeds, checks and houndstooth fabrics. Bold florals in lightweight jacquard feel contemporary and fresh next to sharp colored tailoring with contrast piping detail.
The iconic logo print and “EE” gold button are brought back from the archive, adding luxe accents that bring to life the spirit of the 1980s. While woven leathers, satin bindings and knotted ribbons finish the collection with feminine wit.
A more direct and youthful translation of the archives, the Sport collection showcases Escada’s classic heritage themes, including the logo, animal print, hearts, tartan and gem detailing.
An archive quilted bomber is brought back, this time in black, orange and khaki, with colored gem buttons punctuating the quilting.
These buttons find their way on to easy denim, denim-look shearling, tailoring and are translated into a modern polka dot print for soft dresses, blouses and scarves. The Escada logo is also highlighted across knitwear and a luxe shearling in bold color ways.
Complementing this carefree attitude is a combination of bright tartans and pops of color pleats on fluid satin. Brushed check outerwear, quilted leathers and sharp tailoring round out the offer, all elevated with the iconic Escada gold button.
Locally, Escada Philippines is officially celebrating its 25th year in the business.
Escada and Escada Sport are located at Greenbelt 5, Makati City. For information about the collections, visit www.Escada.com.