Sunday, 15 September 2013

Mulberry RTW SS14

As this was the last showcasing of Emma Hill's work at Mulberry, I felt a strong need to pay my respects. With the use of silk, floral prints, leather and sheer panelling, the innately British collection  remained true to brand. I feel the softness of the Mulberry woman's beauty enhances the femininity of the silhouettes. Indeed, this softness is carried through and emphasised by fabric choice and with the domination of light cooler tones running throughout the colour palette. 

Of course, many beautiful British models were featured in the catwalk show but the main star of the event, which some may even consider to take focus away from the garments themselves, was the appearance of the oh-so-classic British bulldog dressed head to paw in Mulberry. 

What are your thoughts? 

For now ... x 

Eudon Choi SS14

Naturally I tend to gravitate towards designers who believe that there is no sound reasoning to building a collection without the presence of the strong narrative. Indeed, this outlook on creativity is something we have and will forever see throughout the work of Eudon Choi. The craftsmanship of tailoring primarily evokes masculinity through the confinement of fabrics and cut. Yet, as we progress through the collection, the softness of Spring femininity and print encompasses the Eudon Choi woman in a very flattering manner.  

My favourite aspect of the SS14 collection is how Choi has managed to portray a garment such as the corset, which is so often depicted as a highly sexualised womanly item of clothing, and distort it into becoming the focus of a masculine silhouette. 

What are your thoughts? 

For now ... x 

J.W. Anderson 14

After catching the last half of the debate on SHOWstudio featuring the six lovely ladies above, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pieces from the J.W. Anderson SS14 collection shown at London Fashion Week. I must say, after listening to a talk Mr Anderson was involved in at this years Vogue Festival, I have taken a little extra shine to his work. I feel you get to understand the workings of a person more when you hear their point of view and get a feeling for the way they tick. Indeed Jonathan started his career with the desire of becoming an actor, and as the panel suggested, it is this perception of thinking that enhances his performance as a designer. Meticulous as he is with the formation and order of his line-ups, he is able to create a performance of feeling and depth without the need for physical theatrics. 

For J. W. Anderson this season, we see a definite evolution towards the importance of fabric manipulation and the repetition of said manipulation. The choice of fabrics and silhouette evoke a  sense femininity, yet with the lack of a more structural cut the essence of the form is allowed to blur into question. Having derived much of his inspiration from Japanese origami and sensibility, the collection dresses shapes on the body in a more literal depiction. 

In his own words  ...  J.W. Anderson describes his SS14 collection as 'avant-bland.' 

What are your thoughts ? 

For now ... x

Sunday, 4 August 2013