Friday, 28 February 2014

PFW #2: Alexis Mabille, Rochas, H&M | Autumn/Winter 2014-15: Ready-To-Wear

You all know by now that I'm a sucker for beading, or any form of embellishment in fact, so it should come as no surprise that I'm head over heels with certain looks from this collection. The first look really reminds me of the Adam Selman outfit that Rihanna wore to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012, but this time with a hint of Elie Saab-esque glamour. It seems that the focus is back on the waist in this collection, from knotted tops to oversized bows. Be sure to hold onto last winter's tartan purchases and despite most of this season's collections showing knee-highs, Alexis Mabille is telling us not to put our Chelsea boots in the attic too soon.

Beautiful muted pastels as well as luxurious beading and layered looks, Alessandro Dell'Acqua's debut collection is definitely one for the classic woman. Marigold-esque gloves (dredging up my last essay's concern about the female resignation to domesticity; don't get me started) aside, I am a big fan of this collection and its overall simplicity. I particularly like the jewel-encrusted camel blouse, one to find a high street version of for sure.

- H&M -
I warned you; don't get too attached to your ankle boots ladies, because H&M was all about knee highs. A high energy show with girls sauntering down the catwalk at high speed to Sissy Cassell (thank you live stream), the collection plays on all of the things that H&M embodies; fun, comfort and vibrancy. I love the olive looks that began the show - perhaps a colour to watch for Pantone's 2015 shade of the year as it's been featured also in Emilio Pucci and Alberta Ferretti this season - whilst the more monochrome shades felt just as rich due to the uses of fabric and silhouette. Finally it is worth noting the excessive use of fur (lets hope its faux) this season, as well as H&M's eye catching coloured boots.

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