Dries Van Noten:
Dries Van Noten always finds a way to amaze us with his creations. As he presented his Spring/Summer 2014 collection, we couldn’t help it but imagine ourselves into his sculptural dresses, his opulent embroidered golden high-waisted skirts along with his vibrant floral jackets. A fine example of Van Noten’s craftsmanship.
Another constant battle between light and darkness. It was a replica of Ann Demeulemmeester’s menswear Spring/Summer 2014 collection, though she gave consistency to the deconstructed silhouettes she is known for. The unexpected twist was the tattoo tights and the sheer sleeves, both were similar to the cherry blossom embroidery of the garments, while the color palette was rather plain, with nude, black and red in print and stripe.
Sharon Wauchob manages to treat embellishment not as décor, but as a significant part of the personality of the cloth. Yet, not all the outfits from her Spring/Summer 2014 collection featured the bling-bling, for there were plain pieces too: camisoles in lace and satin, pompous coats and jackets and pencil silk skirts. The highlight of the collection was a robe-like coat in white velvet.
Text: Danae Terzakou