Hannah Weiland’s Fall/Winter 2018 Shrimps collection put a romantic twist on the faux fur outerwear and faux pearl purses the brand is known for. The color palette was centered around red and pink, with several yellow options and pops of bright turquoise sprinkled in. The romantic theme was also indicated by symbols like roses and hearts that were found throughout the collection. Inspired by Gertrude Stein who once wrote “A rose is a rose is a rose,” Weiland chose a backdrop for the models that repeatedly said “A shrimp is a shrimp is a shrimp” and scattered faux fur roses on the floor for the presentation.
The collection included fluffy faux fur coats in various lengths and prints. A red and pink floor length coat dress with a tiered ruffle skirt looked heavy in comparison to the dresses and detailing in the collection. Two coats, one short and the other calf-length, were made from tan faux fur with a line drawing print of roses, shrimps, and human figures with red and yellow accents. The longer version was paired with red tights and a cheetah print faux fur scarf, and the shorter one was worn over a sheer tulle skirt with a bright red embroidered rose print. The same print was applied on a smaller scale in white and red on a black dress. The same “A shrimp is a shrimp…” print as the backdrop was used on several dresses, too.
Accessorizing was bold, and included a new version of the brand’s popular “Antonia” faux pearl purse. Weiland also introduced a large cream tote and a small textured purse in faux pearls. Other bags were either done in faux fur to complement the looks they were paired with, or were done in a disc-like circular silhouette made in a coordinating print. A capsule collection of shoes was created with accessories designer Lotte Selwood, who leaned into the brand’s use of faux fur and pearls to create mules and slipper-like sandals.
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