Oh hey guys! I’m wrapped in a manifestly sartorially offensive ensemble which embraces quirky sports luxe this time. Two of the most repulsive ‘thangs’ seen those ‘Muccia’ tube socks and ‘Benassi’ slide slippers from Nikeare both back on track from absence. Question here: Are you a sucker for this fauxion or just thinking that it sucks? Anyway, I’m sure an absolute majority of you is gonna dig my leather clutch from Jil Sander.
Designer Ben told us ‘To Follow the Nature with Heart‘ as written on the show invitation, which meanwhile served as the theme of his Fall/Winter 2014 collection. And what caught my eyes at first sight when I entered the tent, was surreptitiously exuding a hint of what was in conjunction with those few words. With lines of soil cover with moss paving through the runway, the interior was dominated by a touch of rough nature.
The embroidered organza dress and matching hippie floppy hatgears (which slightly reminded me of the Buffalo hat by Vivienne Westwood) that started the show were so effortless and unintentional, followed by a pyramid of monochrome ensembles that highlighted natural draping and cut-out details. More sophistication was added with the appearance of fringes. They were put together with asymmetric midi skirts, sandwiched between dresses and underneath skirts as a layer, and even hemmed on a trans-coded waistcoat to give out a modernized reinterpretation of the nature. Silk, according to designer Ben, was the dominant fabric of the collection. Rather than maintain the smoothness or sheerness of silk, however, more experimental approaches were given to fabric innovation, such as the silk cut-out swing coat compounded with wisps of wool textiles, and a silk maxi dress patched with three dimensional origami panels made of wool fabric. There was a moment that impressed me most, when a model was sporting a red chunky knit dress mingling in a black flowing organza cloak that bombarded the audience with ever elegant fluidity of movement.
Ultimately, the show was a lofty celebration of techniques and fabrics that ran loftily understated. Designer Ben insisted on his very own aesthetics as well as cognition of being a designer, and put together a show that blended garments into an integral part of nature. From my own perspectives, it was a loyal salute to nature meanwhile being manifestly personal and emotional.
Matching wardrobe stables with a contrasted vibe consisting of a structured neoprene pullover and distressed jean shorts that add a scent of grunge this time. Plus, how about wrapping a plaided blouse by Equipment around the waist to achieve a little styling twist like these faux wrap denim jeans will do? (and yes! these jeans are definitely on top of my purchase list lately!) Beijing is getting warmer or somehow chilling, from my very own perspectives, which infers that shorts will be the dominated key pieces in the following months.(Yet plain skinnies as my all-time lifesaver are not gonna be taken the place of at this moment) And a host of our spring outfit posts will be up on the blog soon! Stay tuned!