The main influence of the collection was the use of the veil in the west through wedding and mourning and their uses in history. But more holistically, the collection is a process of mourning, a loss of love. The collection tries to represent that, which happens after devastation, the calm, power and strength gained from adversity. The collection isn’t just about depression it is about the aftermath – the life and joy you feel once you are no longer sad. When someone leaves you, you think you are going die but you don’t – everything ends up OK and life continues – the world continues to be light and wonderful.
Peggy Lee put it better than I ever could -
And then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river
Or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.
We were so very much in love.
Then one day, he went away and I thought I'd die.
But I didn't.
And when I didn't I said to myself,
"Is that all there is to love?"
Tulles Sponsored by Renard-Griere
Lace Sponsored by Darquer Dentelles
With Special Thanks to MacCulloch and Wallis Ltd
The idea of understated luxury encapsulates the spring-summer 2014 collection with simple yet beautiful tailored shapes and the conjunction of fine feminine fabrics and hand embroideries. These unique, truly androgynous hand worked pieces are perfectly set off by the predominantly neutral palette of ivory and nude tones broken up with flashes of gold and the careful use of black to underpin the more masculine side of the collection. The classic sharply tailored shapes with the occasional injection of harder biker silhouette showcase the masculine edge of the collection. The use of traditional menswear fabrics like wool barrathea married with feminine laces and organzas highlight the finely judged balance of femininity and masculinity to create fashion for a ‘third gender’.
Zips Sponsored by RiRi
Laces and Tulle Sponsored by Renard-Griere
Embroidery Support from Hand and Lock
With special thanks to MacCulloch and Wallis and Brenagh Conway.