Alice Archer Autumn Winter 2019 Presentation
Alice Archer presented her new AW19 collection at London Fashion Week. Alice Archer was heavily pregnant while she was designing her AW19 collection, which, she explained, was why she drew so heavily on the work of Lucas Cranach the Elder for inspiration. “I was very drawn to Cranach’s paintings, because they seemed to be about fertility, with lots of apples and cherubs and fleshiness,” she said, citing the fecund symbolism of “Cupid Complaining to Venus,” which is in London’s National Gallery, as her main reference point.
The collection includes luscious embroideries on simple silhouettes including a claret velvet gown, and an elegant black frock with fluted sleeves, starring the flowers of the snowball tree and hawthorn berries and white embroidered apples on an olive green satin dress, giving the effect of fruit popping off the cloth.