I was asked to shoot for Anya Hindmarch London Fashion Week SS2017 this is the collection in her own words: “I was inspired by the joys of suburbia,” said Hindmarch, backstage. “There’s something rather reassuring, quite normal, slightly boring – but actually very special – about it. I like that inside every identical box there are big dreams, massive plans.” In the house that Anya built, there are also numerous kitsch pastel coats in neat Fifties shapes and wallpaper prints, glittery shoes, floral headbands, and squashy, ruffle-trimmed bags that look like creased eiderdowns or puffed cushions on three-piece suites – named the “Chubby” collection. “Those were hand-quilted and hand-stitched,” said Hindmarch. “There was another like a pin-wheel, all hand pleated, so a really complicated piece to make.” Also complicated were the linen dresses, with wicker embroidery in carpet-like swirls.