Herewith, a hotch potch of images from LFW, NYFW AND half of MFW (oh the joy of fashcronyms) featuring my favourite catwalk highlights for SS14. You'll soon realise, as you scan the looks, that I have a divergent sense of style: on the one hand, I absolutely love a plain, nineties-style white slip dress (I have five) and I'm never one for over-accessorising; on the other hand, I'm a sucker for a pretty dress. Equally whilst I adore print, I also enjoy the total absence of it.
Luckily for me, SS14 seems to appeal to these contrasting attitudes in spades (and tons and tons of pink - but that's another story for another day). Over at the likes of Whistles and Thakoon I can get my nineties minimalist-yet-sexy fit, whilst if we scoot along to Alberta Ferretti and Marchesa, there are the whimsical and beautiful frocks for me to coo over. Voluminous trapeze shapes seem to be huge for SS14, but I've never been a fan of these - I think they only really suit incredibly narrow women - so you won't see any of those shapes in my selection. I'll be posting some more highlights whilst MFW and PFW are over.
I adore all things gypsy: muslin fabrics; hoop earrings; ruffles; embroidery; crop tops with long skirts. Ferretti's collection might just be my favourite of SS14 I've seen so far, as she's combined things of Romani heritage with a couturier's sense of detailing, in the embroidery on the whimsical mousseline. It was an intensely feminine collection and whilst there were eminently more wearable looks in the collection than these two I have selected, these are ones that made my heart long to be Bianca Brandolini D'Adda sunning myself on the Amalfi.
|Alberta Ferretti SS14|
Whilst Suno's collection as a whole didn't ding my dong, I am near obsessed with this orange dress. I adore orange and it's so hard to find a decent orange dress. With diagonal poppers, an almost origami-style silhouette and none natty little side cut-out, this dress is both incredibly original and one seriously funky show-stopper.
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