19 March 2014

Style Inspiration: Alice and Olivia

Prepare to be transported to another realm with Alice and Olivia's AW14 collection. Sumptuous dark colours and rich, luxuriant fabrics echo baroque and victorian styling with simple, feminine shapes and beautiful details.

Beginning with some mannish coats and fitted dresses, the collection gradually displays more modern influences in the use of leather, fur and knee high boots, all of which add an air of power to the otherwise delicate succession of looks.

Playing off popular patterns like striped an ethnic zigzags, the looks become increasingly exotic, until the final flourish of stunning A-line and tiered dresses spanning from cobalt blue to flaming red, and finishing with one of my favourite pieces, a ruffled black floor-length ballgown- with a bodice for a flirtatiously gothic edge.

I have absolutely fallen in love with this collection, which flows with unity and polished confidence and deals out climax-outfits throughout. Check out the full collection here.

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