L’wren Scott once said that luxury is a state of mind, but her Spring/Summer 2014 collection brought lavishness to life. It’s hard to believe the L’wren Scott brand has only been in full swing since 2006 however we’ve come to know the designer’s affinity for detail and expect her focus on perfect fits. Luckily, this year, she did not disappoint.
There was nothing about this L’wren Scott collection that was predictable. As with all of her collections, there was an obvious decadence – the navy leather midi shift dresses and sleek white cape tuxedo jackets wave at her trademark elegance and femininity – but there was a playful feel to this range. Her fearlessness when it comes to print, texture and design give her an inimitable edge.
The former stylist focused on florals for the upcoming season. Forget ditsy Liberty prints, or clashing blurry colours moonlighting as flowers. Instead, the American superwoman gave us sumptuous tropical prints and Oriental luxe.
One of the best things about L’wren’s vision is that they don’t recognize safety and meek. Pairing bold hot pink flower-laden bodycon skirts with laser-sharp, serious navel-gazing jackets, choosing to buddy up sheer wool v-neck tees and bright wide waist belts.
The accessories spoke volumes alone. Monochrome fine-print umbrellas, Oriental structured headwear, patent black stilettos with pom-poms swinging at the heels. Her accessory of choice for a large handful of the looks was huge waistbelts – with textures varying from silk to tight leather.
Staying true to the skill that earned her the A-list calibre of clients she calls regulars, L’wren closed the show with opulent floor-length gowns. A black halter dress with vertical slashes of red and carefree black tassels sweeping the floor showcased L’wrens love of ‘wow’. Here’s hoping that love affair doesn’t end anytime soon.