LONDON FASHION WEEK FALL 2014: DAY 3: COMFORTABLE CONTRASTS

February 17, 2014
An excerpt from my review of London Fashion Week Fall Ready To Wear Day 3 for Tresor Paris: 

The overall impression of the looks sent out on the runway yesterday was one of contrasts. Boxy, structured lines juxtaposed against soft, slouchy, curves, sometimes even within the same look. This mood of contrast was even more apparent at Topshop Unique.

Oversized coats threatened to slip off the models, seemingly held on only by belts. The largeness of it all provided a silhouette of contrasts; while the shoulders, lapels, and sleeves were undeniably chunky, the almost undulating flow of the coats were those of the joys that only those who buy outerwear several sizes larger will know (yours truly included, there is nothing so ridiculously comfortable in winter as size 16 coat on a size 8 frame).
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The styling of the overlong sleeves, overlarge shoulders, really any adjective beginning with ‘over’ lent it all an unmistakable air of ‘my father’s coat’, and a very cozy one at that.
The notion of ‘comfortably oversized’ was echoed at Temperley London, where enormous scarves were layered upon coats (layered upon even more coats) in an explosion of blue florals and Byzantine mosaic patterns.
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The whole effect was that of sumptuously decorated robes fit for a king’s bedtime or even an aristocratic lounge around the house. This is the sort of luxurious loungewear one dreams of wearing when they work from home, swanning from study to drawing room with mug in hand and typewriter ribbon in the other.
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3 comments:

  1. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer fashion which shows off the curves of a woman. Oversized stuff ruins everything :-( A belt might just save the day on occasions, but it isn't always the case!

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    1. I do love bodycon and showcasing the feminine figure. But for winters you just can't beat an oversized coat and layers! Just as well to hide the extra 'padding' one puts on when it gets colder ;) x

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  2. I do love bodycon and showcasing the feminine figure. But for winters you just can't beat an oversized coat and layers! Just as well to hide the extra 'padding' one puts on when it gets colder ;) x

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