While Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding are known for crafting sophisticated, slouchy shirting, they’ve broadened their design vocabulary to include well-crafted separates. Their new resort collection — which Palmer described in a preview as “unapologetically simple and serene” — showcased their flair for cutting and draping fabrics in the most elegant yet off-center ways.
“It revolves around ideas of memory and nostalgia, but very slowly,” Harding said of the concept behind the series. “We feel we get the best results when we have time to reflect, whereas you need a little boredom to be creative.” The mood is extraordinarily light, as if this Palmer Harding woman is spending some Time to revel in the luxuries of life. There is an eclectic range of pieces for day and night, from puffy shirts and shirt dresses in cotton and satin with cocoon sleeves, to curvier knit pieces that fall off the body .
Other moments include tailored coats in wool and cotton and trousers in a slouchy silhouette—some with detachable parts, which the design duo have seen in recent weeks. Concepts explored mid-season. The closing look, a floor-length gown in black silk crepe reminiscent of Edwardian gowns, felt particularly fresh—an effortless blend of historic and modern, while staying true to the brand’s core DNA.