Sandy Liang was serving city girl for FW24

Sandy Liang was serving city girl for FW24

by Robyn Pullen
2 min

This season Sandy Liang matured out of its “girl-hood” adolescent bow-phase, and entered an era as clean-cut and sophisticated as the uniform of the New York City socialite. Whilst bows were still a theme throughout its Fall/Winter 2024 collection, the colour palette was muted, with only pops of pale pink, and the cut of garments were sharper. Essentially, the Sandy Liang muse has graduated girl-hood.

Whilst last season saw mesh baby doll dresses and elaborate silk bows adorning almost every look, this season Sandy Liang elevated its feminine aesthetic with more tailored styles, still decorated with bows but in a more subtle fashion. The opening look revealed a navy blue matching set – featuring trousers, rather than Sandy Liang’s typical satin skirts – layered over a blue collared shirt and turtleneck.

Whilst the silhouette of this look, and the grey rendition that immediately followed, were both far more casual than what we’ve come to expect from Sandy Liang’s feminine style, they were both decorated with a familiar motif from the brand: the rose. These 3D rose details adorned hooded zip-up sweatshirts, v-neck jumpers, and bomber jackets.

Pleated skirts layered over trousers (yes, that’s coming back) and Peter Pan collars added a touch of prep to the collection, before a series of casual knitwear looks entered the runway, looking timeless, effortless, and so unbelievably soft. These eventually gave way to looks more typical of the Sandy Liang aesthetic, like a silk, rose-coloured dress with bows ruching it at the waist and bust.

A series of furry mini-skirts followed (giving mob daughter rather than mob wife) each paired with collared, zip-up shirts and a pair of kitten-heeled ballet-style slippers. These then gave way to some more Uptown looks, with skirt-suits and pant-suits adding a business-ready vibe to the collection. 

The Sandy Liang girl spent Fall/Winter 2024 getting ready for her new life in the big city. She’s certainly not lost touch with her girl-hood aesthetic, with bows, roses, and silk slips still prevalent throughout the collection, but is entering an era of maturity, and we’re more than there for it. 

Featured image via @kaylabla

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