Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A/W 14 Trends: Wearable Luxury

Concluding R's series of A/W 14 trend worth spending money on with Wearable Luxury

Following on from the Swinging Sixties and our Woodland Fairytale it's time to address the Wearable Luxury that pervaded the catwalks. Nicolas Ghesquière's début for Louis Vuitton was one of those fashion moments that flag posts a change of tide. As model after model showcased the famed designer's take on 'Wearable Luxury', fashionistas everywhere recognised a shift in style - from opulent to orthodox and from couture to commonplace. 

Louis Vuitton

Just imagine the world's best, everyday wardrobe and then imagine it in the 70s and you're somewhere close. Fine detailing, luxurious fabrics and muted patterns all whispered together to create a sense of luxury that envelops you, ever so gently. 

Key Picks:

-Leather skirt
-Swing coat
-Boxy handbag

Paul Smith

Only Paul Smith could make the most sumptuous and splendid of silks appear to be a casual collection, as if the models just happened into the most resplendent of fabrics. Too easily written off as fad sleepwear looks, this collection is instead a nod to comfortable luxury - to shapes best left big and undefined and patterns best thrown together. It's off-duty, it's sensual and it's fashion - all grown up. 

Key Pieces:

-Wide leg trousers
-Printed silk shirt
-Printed T-shirt

Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann proved that strength is in the silhouette with one of the designer's strongest collections. Mannish shapes and oversized outlines removed the need for colour or embellishment as this muted collection was anything but quiet. 

Key Pieces:

-Wide leg trousers
-Funnel neck jumper
-Oversized blazer coat

Beauty: Barely there and oh-so-natural. Sweep your hair back and go back to your born with it colour.  Highlights and ombre are try-hard, the opposite of this season's beautiful message. Less is more. 

R x

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