Autumn Winter 2014 Catwalks- Part 3

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Autumn is almost upon us, meaning it's time for me to share some of the latest autumn and winter fashions, as seen on the catwalks. Today, I'll be analysing 3 more designers and telling you about their collections and what clothes they think will be in fashion. The previous catwalk fashion posts received great feedback, so I hope you like this one just as much as the others!


In the past, Riccardo Tisci has explored some bold trends, such as tribalism and ethnographic motives, but for this season, he's decided to revert back to the original Givenchy and tone it down a notch, except for the two red squares that each model was wearing at her temples. Some of the looks were actually quite conventional compared to previous lines, which was obviously a shock in the fashion world. A number of the dresses were semi-sheer and paired with belts and tights, all of which looked sophisticated and put-together. Givenchy displayed an array of different animal prints that were either distorted or magnified in some way, such as butterfly, leopard, snake and many others. We saw a few of the dresses had a detailed top half that was shaped at the shoulder like a vest, yet the skirts were long and a sheer black.


When launching her autumn winter line, we discovered that Phoebe Philo returned to her usual theme of keeping everything fairly plain and simple, after her brief foray into sheer skirts and wavy patterns. We saw lots of coats during the catwalk, some of which were really slender and fitted at the top but had a flared lower half, yet the others were cocoon coats with raglan sleeves and tend to slide off the shoulders. For these, a lot of the colours were black and white, with maybe the occasional pop of colour. There was a lot of tweed knits that were stretchy and reached the hip, which were paired with wool skirts or wide trousers. Also, there was a few garments which contained basic patterns such as checks, which added a bit of interest to an otherwise bland outfit. All of the models wore wedge sandals with their outfits that were in dark colours such as crimson, olive green, brown and black.

Vivienne Westwood:

One of the most noticeable thing about the Vivienne Westwood show is that she sent some of her models wearing extravagant wigs, until she herself entered at the finale wig-less. Quite a few of the looks accentuated the long slender legs of the models with printed leggings and platform heels topped with a pom-pom. Amongst these was grand dresses that had endless ripples, pleats and folds. However, they weren't elegant and classic as you may think, many of them involved loud animal prints, vibrant patterns and eccentric designs, making them boisterous and almost intimidating. In fact, Vivienne said herself that you have to be brave to wear them. Most of the items shows were inspired by the designs of Charles Frederick Worth, 19th century couturier. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some more fashions straight from the catwalk. There will be one more of these posts next Sunday, so make sure you don't miss the final instalment of the series!

Love from Daisy x 

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