As the Spring’14 trends rolled out on the runway, London Fashion Week sketched out delicate elegant women with a tint of pink and floral prints in its layered flouncy dresses fabricated in sheer iridescent textures and New York Fashion Week portrayed the women’s power with a reflection of its eternal beauty draped in oversized white button down shirt feminized by the contouring of body lines and intricate detailing coupled with cropped denim pants. So we decided to do a comparative study between the key trends showcased during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) & London Fashion Week (LFW).
Setting the trends: INSPIRATION
London Fashion Week (LFW) showcased the embellished, bejeweled, appliquéd designs with a subtle touch of unique simplicity. Runway bloomed with the incense of floral prints which had a pink hue in its textures rendering it the 3rd dimension. Delicately crafted organza petals dispersed over dresses, heavily embroidered floral designs stitched into satin, and sheer layers of flora fabricated into designs that revived the decades of 60’s and 70’s.“Flower prints have been done to death,” admitted Christopher Kane after his show.
London Fashion Week : Matthew Williamson – Flower power, cutouts.
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‘Soft’ collection by Burberry &feminine romance reflected in Temperley London collection. Breeze of elegant full skirts & feminine hue swept of some gentle memoirs of 60’s, 70’s & 90’s. Some collection were said to have strong 60s references included Mulberry and Sister by Sibling, while Holly Fulton, Henry Holland and Jonathan Saunders harked back to the 70s. Thats is all about the inspiration of London Fashion Week collection showcased by various designers.
New York Fashion Week (NYFW) men-inspired oversized attire, crop pants was feminized with embellishment and detailing. Post the restrained clothing of Fall, designers painted a relaxed look with the ease and attitude of the West Coast lifestyle and iconic California beaches.”We want to see a woman cooler, more relaxed, and that’s sexy,” said Max Azria backstage before the show. NYFW appeared to be largely influenced by 20’s and 30’s.
New York Fashion Week : Bibhu Mohapatra – Fluid dresses / Figure-hugging sheaths / Boxy shells / Embellished gowns
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New York Fashion Week : Prabal Gurung – use of bold colors and transparent fabrics
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New York Fashion Week : Nicole Miller – florals with abstract graphic prints
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New York Fashion Week : Milly by Michelle Smith – Paint brush feminine print with Hawaiian influences
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On the canvas of NYFW Prabal Gurung painted an “idealized women” using transparency as his tool. Miller named her collection “Rebels With a Cause,” and offered a tagline: “Power Meets Pretty.”. Francisco Costa simulated the inspiration from Basquiat, Picasso and Madonna into layered dresses.
So here we end with this insight into what inspired the designers and what did their collection personify. We will soon bring you the COLORS that will enter your wardrobes this Spring’14 in our next part. So keep reading and stay stylish!!!