Liam Autumn 2017

For Autumn 17, Liam makes a statement about the importance of art. “We should consume it often”, says designer Emily Miller-Sharma. Emily toys with the notion that not only can creative work help us take ourselves less seriously, but it can push us to deviate from established ways of thinking and consider a stranger's perspective on the world.

Armed with a wry sense of humour, Moon Study draws inspiration from writers Hanya Yanagihara and Hera Lindsay Bird alongside visual artists Lisa Reihana and Rita Angus. Angus’ crayon studies of the moon from 1965 form the namesake of the collection.

Artistic eclecticism shines through in fabrics and textures: silk dupion and velvet, crisp cotton and corduroy, squiggly quartered applique detail and rib knit which hugs in all the right places.

We see a strapless peplum-style bustier top, perfect for styling with a plain white tee or shirt and wide-leg denim jeans, or a pencil skirt for more formal occasions. Quirky, not girly ruffles add subtle texture to a top and high-waisted wrap skirt. There’s also a hero silhouette from the archive; Liam’s classic knee-length camel Gallery Coat, is back.

The custom floral Hanya print steals the show on silk dresses and separates, while colours are strong and deep - think red, forest green and petrol, balanced by tan, blush pink, black and white.

So, go and absorb art. Wear clothes that you love and remember - there’s a thousand and one perspectives in the world other than your own.