Diverging from the usual girly florals, Erdem AW14 was a little darker and more regal than usual. Texture played a key part, with luxe velvet, fur, metallics, opulent embellishment, and even wet look crocodile leather to die for. Black was certainly a base colour for the collection, which I love for its own merits but also because it made the gorgeous golds, blues and reds really stand out. The shoes definitely warranted a mention too – all pointed with ankle straps and, to the surprise of some, all flat! All in all a stunning collection, and definitely a stand out of fashion week for me.
That’s all! Some other collections which I think were particularly noteworthy included Holly Fulton, Eudon Choi, Giles, Christopher Kane, Julien Macdonald and David Koma, but I have now run out of fashion adjectives. I hope that my somewhat under-educated opinions of LFW AW14 were informative, and if not at least a little entertaining!
I’m so keen to wear all the summery pieces I’m collecting, but it’s still too damn cold! This weekend I paired this ultra cute floaty pastel pink shirt dress from Fabric Boutique with a soft grey jumper, and then a black coat to balance out the black tights on my legs and boots on my feet. The very pale grey jumper is such a good way of toning down pastels a little and keeping warm at the same time, definitely one of my most versatile purchases from this winter which will hopefully take me through until it is actually warm enough to not wear a jumper.