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Belle Sauvage A/W 2014

Belle Sauvage A/W 2014

By: Liz Connor

Entitled ‘Paris Cats after Midnight’, design duo Belle Sauvage’s A/W14 LFW collection combined the label’s trademark graphic prints with soft, silk fabrics in a bold portrayal of iconic, post-war Parisian women.

Entitled ‘Paris Cats after Midnight’, design duo Belle Sauvage’s A/W14 LFW collection combined the label’s trademark graphic prints with soft, silk fabrics in a bold portrayal of iconic, post-war Parisian women.

 

Designers Virginia Ferreira and Chris Neuman juxtaposed masculine and feminine elements in both structure and print, to create a modern collection with an urban attitude. Digital chain prints were recurrent throughout, and ranged from the subtle to all-over sublimation, and were reminiscent of the graphic gold motifs proliferated by Versace on silk bombers in the 90’s. Lipsticks, necklaces and Pop-Art lettering packed a punch and added a feminine feel to the graphics, whilst uniform hats in blood red reinstated the distinctly military edge.

Fabrics were delicate and womanly, along with the structured femme-fatale silhouettes, embracing leather paneling, silk duchesse, faux fur collars, chiffon and luxury merino wools. A military palette of gold, black and red were key to emphasizing the powerful nature of the Belle Sauvage siren, bringing to life the Parisian female frolicking in the French capital after dark.

Words: Liz Connor, @Lizconnor_

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