Spring 2014 RTW : Emporio Armani, Etro and Versace

Spring 2014 RTW : Emporio Armani, Etro and Versace

Spring 2014 RTW at Milan Fashion Week : Emporio Armani, Etro and Versace If I had to describe these three collections in one word each, they would be dreamy, prints!!! and sexy.   Emporio Armani 94 looks is an enormous collection! I tried my best to edit it down to 35, so this most will be very image heavy! I liked the feminine side that was shown in this collection. The stockings, satin, duochrome materials. It all has a very whimsical feel to it. We get a hint of the pyjama collection again…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Costume National, Prada, Ports 1961

Spring 2014 RTW : Costume National, Prada, Ports 1961

Spring 2014 RTW at Milan Fashion Week : Costume National, Prada, Ports 1961 Prada had one of the most compelling and artistic collections. in comparison, the others seemed more tame.   Costume National This collection had a lot of play on proportions and deconstructing class silhouettes and reimagining them. Those who love edgy minimalism will love this collection. The bright yellow pieces are some of the most stunning ones.   Prada The artistry in this collection was very mural and almost street art inspired. That said, it had a very neo-ghetto feel to…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Max Mara, Fendi and Just Cavalli

Spring 2014 RTW : Max Mara, Fendi and Just Cavalli

Spring 2014 RTW at Milan Fashion Week : Max Mara, Fendi and Just Cavalli These three collections together project interesting personalities.   Max Mara Mac Mara's collection felt a bit more suited for the colder months and it's clientele. It's minimalistic but very comfortable at the same time. I don't find the silhouettes particularly appealing, but the bright colours and sheer dresses look very interesting.   Fendi Lagerfeld said this collection was inspired by 'Informatics', I'd say more like circuitry. What I liked best were the ombre sheer layers, looks very futuristic. The…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Dsquared², Gucci and Alberta Ferretti

Spring 2014 RTW : Dsquared², Gucci and Alberta Ferretti

Spring 2014 RTW at Milan Fashion Week: Dsquared², Gucci and Alberta Ferretti We start with Milan's shows which really peeked my interest. They always seem more exciting and colourful than London! Dsquared² The retro silhouette with a twist is quite something though not too flattering at times! Looks a lot like a Barbie waist. But I do like the coral pieces and the embellished coat. Another interesting part of this collection are the statement jewelry. Varying from rings, earrings to necklaces, there are a lot of quirky pieces.   Gucci I have to…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Pringle of Scotland, Tom Ford and Osman

Spring 2014 RTW : Pringle of Scotland, Tom Ford and Osman

Spring 2014 RTW at London Fashion Week : Pringle of Scotland, Tom Ford and Osman   Pringle of Scotland The collection has an activewear and sporty look. I love the argyle inspired sweaters and that gorgeous orange dress. Overall, this collection feels very close to home and comfortable. The mesh and netting adds more edge. Tom Ford I'm in love with this collection. The leather is stark and in your face,  the glass or sequins are so sparkly, they'd be hard to miss. There are only statement pieces here but very wearable at…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Marios Schwab

Spring 2014 RTW : Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Marios Schwab

Spring 2014 RTW at London Fashion Week : Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Marios Schwab   Erdem When Erdem comes to mind, I always recall their resort collections. This collection seems more like a mix of trends with prints, plaid, feathers and that elegant Erdem silhouette. I particularly like the feathered dresses, it's not over the top and looks very chic.   Burberry Prorsum I am always impressed by Burberry and this time is no different. Now gorgeous is that palette? Pastel blues, mints, pinks and lavender. It's just lovely. I love the coats…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Antonio Berardi, Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane

Spring 2014 RTW : Antonio Berardi, Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane

Spring 2014 RTW at London Fashion Week : Antonio Berardi, Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane   Antonio Berardi Antonio Berardi's collection has a lovely candy coloured palette. The pinks and reds make it very romantic. There's a huge play with volume experimented with embroidery and embellishments. I don't find the silhouettes too appealing, but the separates are certainly worth it. Roksanda Ilincic Roksanda Ilincic with her love for geometric shapes and colour blocking has a brilliant collection here. It's very simple and striking. I love the colours and prints in this collection. It…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : L’Wren Scott, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith

Spring 2014 RTW : L’Wren Scott, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith

Spring 2014 RTW at London Fashion Week : L'Wren Scott, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith   L'Wren Scott The Japanese influence is very subtle and nuanced in this collection. The cherry blossom like silhouettes, the hats, elements inspired by a kimono, there are plenty. But the collections feels very rich. The fabrics beautiful as is the embroidery, they fit really well. I love the colourful white dresses and the finale cape with the red satin lining. The blue pencil dress is gorgeous as well.   Vivienne Westwood There was a dark fun halloween…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders

Spring 2014 RTW : Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders

Spring 2014 RTW at London Fashion Week : Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders   Mary Katrantzou Leather accessories as digital prints were used in this collection, the result is visually very stunning. I didn't like the babydoll like silhouette much but the floral mix used is really cool. I think the separates are perhaps the best part of this collection.   Matthew Williamson Matthew Williamson presented a really gorgeous collection with neon coral separates and bright floral patterns. I really love the palette of this collection. Starting off with corals and…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Preen, Mulberry and Temperley London

Spring 2014 RTW : Preen, Mulberry and Temperley London

Spring 2014 RTW at London Fashion Week : Preen, Mulberry and Temperley London   Preen It's  a very colourful and graphic collection with the digital prints. It looks very modern. The zig-zag hems are a new addition that add more structure to the pieces. I love the full printed dresses in this collection, real statement pieces.   Mulberry Mulberry's collection fared well in it's comfort zone with the proportions and prints. The bright orange pop of colour was refreshing as were the grey and orange print separates. The two-pocket clutch, I feel, will…Read more