The feminine looks stole the show. Michael Kors printed or embroidered skirts and dresses with tightly packed masses of blossoms. He called them “desert flowers,” a handle that lent itself to a palette of deep red, strong blue and khaki. Among the stunners: a crimson washed-faille dress with plunging neckline and tiered skirt and a newfangled poet’s blouse, in a lapis poppy print with matching skirt. The level of intensity in the combination of bold color and ample volume extracted any trace of sweetness. In its place: flower power of the chicest sort.
Mary Katrantzou is a master manipulator of digital prints. But this season, she took a more low-fi approach with a collection based on straightforward uniform codes and insignias. These blue- and pink-collar references were cleverly skewed with a quirky lineup of mixed-material boots.
Characterful square-toe styles by Gianvito Rossi were shown in a variety of color and material combos. A blue velvet version with yellow taping was especially smart.
Marc Jacobs show was chic, unfettered and a reversal of last season’s dark, highly embellished Victorian melodrama. “There’s always a reaction to the thing before, the idea of wanting to see things that seem fresh and unadorned,” Jacobs said during a preview. “I wanted to keep it very light, very soft, very fresh, and a very neutral palette with just slight hints of color, cosmetics colors.”
Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2014 was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by thefashionistyle