HERMES PFW FALL/WINTER 2014
Sometimes, only the most established of fashion houses can pull of a collection so clean and simple, that its purity alone feels opulent. This season, Hermes turned to their heritage of craftsmanship and fine tailoring to produce an aesthetic with no frills or flounce, just sublime execution.
The classics were all evident; duster coats with oversized lapels, a camel cape, a leather bomber jacket, sharp trouser suits… all in a palette of warm neutrals, with a subtle sea green and teal used as accents. Later in the collection, a line of smock-shaped tops (one fabulous variation in rich brown reptile skin) and gathered-up shifts added a little intrigue. The finale saw a pair of boyfriend-cut suits, the latter in a shimmering gun metal grey that will surely have the label’s celebrity following wishing award season wasn’t over.
By: Sarah-Leigh Wade-Bunting
Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Wade-Bunting is an editor and brand consultant working with trend forecasting organisations and international retailers, specialising in digital media. Sarah-Leigh launched her popular eponymous blog Sarah-LeighsStyleFiles.com in 2009 and is an advocate of emerging talent, vintage fashion and the arts. You can follow her on Twitter @sarah_leigh_b
LOUIS VUITTON PFW FALL/WINTER 2014
When Marc Jacobs left Louis V last October, we knew the fashion house would be left in no better hands than those of former Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere. And we were right. All sorts of themes jumped out at us as soon as Freja Beha Ericcsen stepped out onto the catwalk. There was a distinct Sixties feel, with simple neutral minidresses and oversized orange coat collars, carpet prints and cinched in waists. Then came the modernity, in paneling of leather and neoprene, oversized zips, sci-fi sunglasses. Beneath these details, including busy prints and a variety of textures, the silhouette was easy on the eyes. Oversize meets elongated, clean meets unique. Our fave? The box clutches. Tres, tres chic.
By: Sarah Kwong:
Sarah is a features writer for a women’s weekly magazine and is based in London. Prior to this, she worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, and has freelanced for a variety of National magazines and websites, including The Times Magazine, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post.
MIU MIU PFW FALL/WINTER 2014
Miuccia Prada has never been one to let trends define her designs—until this season. While her Fall 2014 collection continued to push boundaries in typical Miu Miu fashion, it remained on trend with the styles we’ve grown accustomed to from New York to Paris throughout the past few weeks. Athletic inspired outerwear was shown over pastel colored quilted dresses and mini skirts, calling to mind an unexpected youthfulness. Fur coats in free form black and white patterns and color-blocked wool outerwear, varying in length, also graced the runway during yesterday’s show. Continuing the ever-so-prevalent theme of wearable fashion were translucent raincoats in a range of colors, utilitarian trenches and rubber rain boots reminiscent of the go-go era. Miuccia Prada reinvented the classics, putting her own spin on 1960’s style mod dressing.
By Sara Micelotta
Sara Micelotta is a New York-based contributor with a background in fashion public relations, marketing and event production. Follow her shopping and dining trips on instagram @saramicelotta