I admit I have not seen all spring summer 2014 collections, but if I had to choose from what I have seen, I would undoubtedly wear Burberry Prorsum and Dolce and Gabbana.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana seem to be sleeping and dreaming on the sunny island of Sicily. Sicily’s sandy shores, blue ocean, and religious artifacts that have remained in their collections. With the difference that this time round it was the island Greek and Roman history, its almond trees and some traditional Sicilian dress that was one more fix he designers continue to send.
The gold coin was without a doubt the collections symbol. It did feature on platform heels, big boxer sized belts and headbands. It’s circular shape and embossed features formed an entire golden dress. Dresses were embossed and printed with coin images, giving it the polka dot motif.
The designers ventured away from the coin motif, and they shifted gears and got romantic. They used prints of blooming almond trees, bringing the flowering tree to life via appliqué petals that danced on top of dresses, tops, jackets and skirts. Dolce & Gabbana must explore further this motif of the almond trees, which combined nature and beauty.
There were also roman ruined amphitheater vintage photo prints in the show, with columns looking striking down the front of a shift dress. What I adore most and which seem to be permanent with Dolce & Gabbana creations, is the lace dress. They showed it in both the black slip dress and in shimmering gold option.
Regarding the Burberry Prorsum collection what I loved most is Bailey’s versatility and savvy way of inventing the Burberry’s iconic ingredients , while added his own touch to it, without much of a disturb. Celebrities like Alex Chung and Burberry campaign face Sienna Miller were among the traffic stopping crowds of guests and paparazzi waiting to flash their cameras on celebrities.
As I have said before I just adore lace from underwear to outer wear. The iconic trench coat, this time spun into sugary pastels, worn over delicate see-through lace. The colours were dusty pinks, eggshell and milky blues, Burberry’s new subject focused on turning the old into new, including crochet skirts worn over granny panties. As the collection moved on the lace gave way to polka dots and stripes, and later to shapes, sprinkled or fixed together by crystals blooming into giant colourful brooches. Transparent waterproof cape was worn over a lacy pencil skirt, both showered in jewels, depicting Bailey’s talent further more for successfully mixing materials and ideas. Another striking feature were the accessories like sandals and sheepskin clutches worn crunched or folded. It was a very striking collection. I really want to own a few pieces of the collection, but bad luck for me as they are very pricey over my budget.
Having said that, it is good to watch fashion shows, and although most of us cannot afford not even a single piece without going bankrupt at least it is good to have an idea what to buy, from high street fashion shops that try to emulate these big designers collections.