Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 Collection Review

Perhaps not the most cohesive collection, Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2014 show was all sorts of sexy and sultry. Opening with sets of sheer floral lace skirts and shirts in muted pastels, and later transitioning to a more neutral color pallet  in more substantial fabrics, Bailey definitely kept this season interesting. Proportion and draping were everything, whether it was an oversize, cape like camel coat or leather skirt with cutouts imitating lace. High waisted skirts ending below the knees, sheer or not, were the ultimate leg lengthener and seem quite sexy when paired with a cropped top. The classic trench was reinvented and reconstructed; the only truly recognizable trait was the length and fabric. Large, geometric appliques made an appearance on skirts and coats alike and brought back a baroque sort of theme in a modern and elegant context. Pearly pastels, lace and just the right mix of soft and structure all conglomerated to sculpt another note worthy Burberry Prorsum collection.

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Don’t you wish you had that transparent raincoat??

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Gabriela

Belstaff Sping 2014 Collection Review

Clean, simple lines in crisp whites and cool blacks are having their moment on the runway this season. Belstaff does it especially well too; leather and mesh paneling on sharp silhouettes help to script a futuristic and edgy feel for this collection. This spring collection dances the line between young and mature perfectly; the fit of each piece is relaxed but has a sexy detail, whether it’s that the shirt is sheer or the hem high, Belstaff plays well for a diverse audience.

You know what makes this collection, and house, even cooler? The creative director, Martin Cooper, is from Columbia, South Carolina! Better yet? My yoga teacher’s husband grew up with him and they remain best friends.

 

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Gabriela

Willow Spring 2014 Collection Review

As if the sheer, polka dot minimilistic madness could end. .Smooth, silky satin’s, sultry, straight lines and the perfect sheer paneling coupled with strategically placed fabric blocking make Willow one of the best collections I have seen thus far. Elegance and edge couple together to form a delicate dance that’s only enriched by perfect neutrals in interesting textures. Body suits and dresses that drape perfectly are accented by the ideal plunging neckline, revealing a little while still keeping the fun of imagining what lies below. Asymmetrical shirts and dresses are accentuated by sharp shoulders in asymmetrical hemmed cardigans in stark white and blacks. This whole collection is laid back, sexy, avant-garde goodness, and the last look surely doesn’t end on a bad note. A gunmetal gray biker jacket is accented with the perfect holographic silver on the lapels and is worn with a holographic bra and bodycon skirt. Willow is the perfect addition to the amazing shows at Fashion Week.

What’s your favorite part of this collection?
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Gabriela

Olympia Le-Tan Spring 2014 Collection Review

An obvious  ode to sailor and pin ups alike. Olympia Le-Tan’s Spring 2014 collection is a little bit costumey and a whole lot of sexy. Garter belts, victory rolls and short hem galore, this collection is sultry and sweet; a perfect mix for the Spring. The color pallet doesn’t stray too far from whites, blues and pink with a little bit of black mixed in. Stripes and big, bright floral prints added to the tutu style skirts and hot pants that are oh so pin up. This collection is light, fun and a whole lot of sexy, one of my favorite looks being a fishnet shirt, some pastes, patent accented hot pants and thigh highs; talk about sex appeal to the mask. I’m loving sets of skirts and tops or shorts that match; I think it’s so sexy to expose a couple inches of abdomen. The nude stockings and garter belt add just the right amount of siren sexiness to this incredible collection.

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Gabriela

Piece d’Anarchive Spring 2014 Collection Review

Edgy, dark, structure with an urban flair.Cool, crisp midnight blacks and stark whites emphasize the  vision of this collection. Flatform sandals and converse, as well as patent boots, give an ode to Converse and Dr.Martins and tinker with the idea of low fashion inspiring high fashion. There is no lack of texture or pattern in this collection, grid-like cutouts, and stripes and checks all add detail that keeps the eyes wandering. New age style bowler hats and beanies also add a flavor of high street style to this collection. Layers of cutout skirts are thrown on and under leotards, shirts and dresses, while geometric style tee shirts and jackets are seen on almost every model, male or otherwise, There is easily a street and sport style influence and taste to this collection; high maintenance gone fussy, if you will. One of my favorite looks includes a button down black cardigan with oversize steel buttons, grid cutout inserts on the sleeves, a checkered pencil skirt over legging shorts, a black bowler inspired hat, and some platform white Converse inspired shoes worn with white socks. This collection is edgy and dark, just as seasons past were, but it has a whole new take on how it presents those tones. The grunge sort of feel is out, and urban is in. There’s no doubt about it either; this collection will be making its way onto every paved surface available.

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Gabriela