The Show: Burberry Prorsum
The Theme: A Softening of Shape and Color
The Color Palette: Pale & pastels shades of Blue, Grey, Yellow, Mint, Pink, Turquoise and Khaki
The Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: True to form for spring 2014, there has been an incredibly softening of silhouette and color, with proportions, especially in jackets, expanding, and Burberry Prorsum is no exception. The execution is spot-on, while handcrafted, heavy embellishments (as found on this jacket) and ultra sheer layers give a fresh, and slightly subversive approach to this modern take on the season’s trends.
The Theme: Powerful, Skintight, and Sexy
The Color Palette: Blacks, Blue, Red, Silver Metal
The Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: Having become one of, if not the most covered luxury labels as of late, Tom Ford, per usual, pulled off one of the sexiest, striking collections to take the runway this season. Mosaic embroidery, that seemed to be more akin to luminescent pieces of glass were quite striking, as was his open weave crochet and lace dresses, topped off with generously puffed fur coats, or body hugging exotic leather jackets.
The Show: Christopher Kane
The Theme: Florals are Still Esssential to Spring Dressing
The Color Palette: Muted Purple, Peach, Mint, and Black
The Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: Focusing on the micro, i..e. the petal instead of the entire bloom, Kane infused new life into floral prints for spring, perhaps best, and most fittingly executed as the slits of pockets.
The Theme: Homes and Gardens
The Color Palette: Cream, Dusty Blue, Khaki, Black, Orange
The Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: True to it’s British heritage, Mulberry showed prim and proper details like soft florals and on traditional fabrics like jacquard and silk, created anew with superfluous shapes and decor placement found down the side seams, a dash of hardware, and structured, vibrant handbags set a bit less fussy by “second day” hair and makeup.