In Hope’s Pre-Spring collection are pieces that will be familiar to those who have been following the brand since Frida Bard made her runway debut last year. Spring 2018’s camping references, for example, reappeared in the form of crinkly army-green pants and a similarly colored bucket hat, which barretos 2019 camping fashion received a chic remake fashion with the addition of tasseled cords. These also appeared as ties on an asymmetric, two-fabric “Frankenstein” wrap dress, which struck a fresh and feminine note. “Our work around dresses and drapes is completely new this season,” notes Bard. “This is something we usually don’t do.”
The brand’s anchor, and Bard’s forte, is tailoring, and this collection had a wide range of it, from business-ready blazers to pieces with casual-Friday chic, like a pair of cropped workwear pants with rave-like width that were shown with a matching belted jacket, both made of a sturdy navy fabric that was enlivened with red top-stitching. Shirting was offered in stripes and, for fun, overprinted with flying saucers. Toying with seasonal trends were chunky knit sweaters and a ’70s-inspired patent leather and faux-fur coat with patch pockets.
Bard’s, and Hope’s, mission is to create accessible, quality building-block pieces with which customers can build, and tell, their own individual style stories. Bard delivered those in this collection but left undeveloped the narrative that would tie them together. Sure, there was a Céline-esque cape-throw that read I Want to Believe—a reference to the team’s abstract seasonal theme, “collective, uniform dressing.” What this collection needed wasn’t a slogan but Bard’s voice to come through, loud and clear.
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