Yeah, I know, I’m a bit behind schedule when it comes to my Fashion Week coverage since PFW is almost coming to an end and I have yet to review the last from London, Milan and Paris. But better late than ever, right? I already gave you the trends and spots 10-6 from LFW, now it’ time for the big reveal: Sweet n’raw’s top 5 colllections. I hope you liked them as much as I did and I hope you agree with the ones I chose. Ready?
The clothes and the details were complex. The result was easy relaxed and easygoing. With a rich color palette and meticulous embroidery, Jonathan Saunders managed to make dressy garments for the free-spirited. His blooming bombers with a perfect fit were paired up with slouchy trousers and sheer bottoms. Degraded fabrics played a really important role in the collection, not only because of the visual impact but also because the color combinations used were really unexpected. The somewhat boyish pieces (boy shorts and track pants) were beautifully paired up with more feminine tops (sheer embellished cardigans and button-downs). It was fun, it was psychedelic and wearable. I have to get me one of those satin bombers next Spring.
Pink will still be in next season! Antonio Berardi seems to think so and I thank him for that! For Spring 2014, the designer did two different things: he twisted some classics (pastel leopard jacquard, pretty bikers, pretty sweatshirts with sheer panels and embroidery) and he gave an urban edge to his always ladylike woman. The result was wearable enough and breathtaking. His oversize sleeves and tailored trousers had the right amount of sheer, his mullet dresses and multi-strap heels had just the right amount of sexy.
If Mary Katrantzou is queen of prints, the designer duo behind Peter Pilotto are kings. For their Spring 2014 colellection, they whipped up interesting looks where the shapes and volume were as important as their patterns. Layering had a major role (it made everything more beautiful and complex), so did those full skirts with longer back hemlines. There were fuller skirts, there were pencil skirts but each and every one of the looks were beautifully constructed and the separates came together perfectly for an even more perfect result.
Christopher Bailey has made Burberry Prorsum the must-see show of LFW and I bet his Spring 2014 show didn’t disappoint. His color palette was packed with powdery and sugary shades (they make me weak in the knees). Nottingham lace and beautiful cashmere were all over Bailey’s collection. Lightweight coats and cute cardigans were placed over his midi pencil skirts. The shoes were as delightful as the clothes. And I really, really have to mention that mint, embellished trench coat, the dreamboat of all trench coats!
This was a no-brainer, Christopher Kane came in first because he can do no wrong! It was a botanical delight, flowers like you’ve never seen them before and that makes him even more genius than he already was. The sweatshirts with the Biology textbook prints paired up with midi skirts with lively petals were the highlight of the show. He experimented with new fibers and textures (metallics and plastic immediately come to mind), he also used more familiar ones like satin and organza. Who knew photosynthesis could be so fashionable? Apparently, Mr. Kane did and he killed it!
We are done with LFW (finally) now moving on to MFW, trends and best runway shows. Fashion Month is almost over, so is September!
Have a great week!
Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
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