For SS14 lending a laid-back resort vibe to pieces which will slot seamlessly in to the modern wardrobe. Contemporary and flexible, each piece has been carefully-designed and offers a sense of timeless luxury. Inspired by the chic lifestyle of glamorous coastal resorts of the late 50s and early 60s, the collection draws reference from snapshots of high society and its café culture of ‘travel, leisure and venture’.
The base of the collection’s colour palette is comprised of tonal pastels, with soft powder blues and pretty peppermint shades taking centre stage. Variants of cream and white provide grounding neutral tones, but to add an exciting edge the colour palette is interspersed with pop art colours, flashes of emerald green and graphic use of monochrome.
Shape is key, and this season there’s a strong emphasis on silhouette. Whether this be visualised with a 1950s-fuelled ‘La Dolce Vita’ fit and flare skirt, resort-inspired shorts, long and lean midi-length skirts or tapered wide trousers cropped at the ankle, each silhouette for SS14 feels fresh and modern.
It’s not all about shape though, on closer inspection the collection reveals a range of exciting and inspiring patterns and textures. Floral print is updated for the digital age with a blurred bloom design adorning everything from stylish separates to fitted dresses. For a bolder take on print geometric shapes and grid checks come to the fore. Meanwhile feathers, lace, silk and buttery-soft leather offer a sense of tactile luxury.