Spring Summer 2015 Womenswear - Shades of Youth

With the trend leaning towards a 'young' look, we quite like these collections from the recent Spring Summer 2015 womenswear shows

By: Soumya Jain
Posted on: October 22, 2014
With the trend leaning towards a ‘young’ look, we quite like these collections from the recent Spring Summer 2015 womenswear shows
The Spring Summer 2015 womenswear collections, showcased recently at the four alters of fashion - New York, Milan, London and Paris - were quite vibrant, feminine, at times floral, and plush with accents of bling here and there. Here are some of the best ones according to us.
Bottega Veneta
Tomas Maier makes a collection which is fluid, unselfconscious and utterly relaxed, elevated by luxurious and unexpected materials, and sophisticated construction details. Shades of blue and sand are mixed with sequins and caviar beads to add glamour. Shoes are mostly flat with a bobine heel here and there. The bags are extremely soft and organically shaped, constructed of suede and accentuated by an eclectic mix of materials.
With a dramatic setting expected of Karl Lagerfeld, the designer showcased his collection which I think was quite different to his usual Chanel signature. The Parisian feeling was there, just more youthful and fun. Three-piece suits, long masculine coats, wide-cut trousers with turn-ups, wrap skirts and Bermuda shorts hosted a whirlwind of colours. Tweed was of course a part of the collection with the designer terming this season as “flirty and intellectual”.
Taking inspiration from the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana building, where the brand has its headquarters, the collection is again young. Orchids feature everywhere in the collection, either on the apparel or accessories. Symmetrical dresses, leather jackets, white ensembles with spray-painted black wide stripes, tops with graphic art-prints, dresses and shirts with that paper-cut effect, thin coloured stripes on shoes, cute bags with angry bird like puppets - the collection is filled with details, details and details!
Frida Gianni’s woman this season is individualistic with a strong spirit. Crisp, geometric lines characterize the collection while using suede, denim, leather, embroidery, and decorative detailing to add character. Pearl white shades eventually give way to orange, bordeaux, blue and green. Evening wear is more poetic with couture-style micro embroideries. Luxuriousness is added with prints, materials, detailing, and embroideries on fur. Short jackets feature overlapping python, goat, Mongolian lamb, fox, suede and studding.
Louis Vuitton
Seeming to be a theme this season, the Louis Vuitton collection too was more suitable for the young. But more important than that was the setting of the show, which gave fashion goers the first view of the impressive Louis Vuitton Fondation. Merging sci-fi with rock-chic fashion, this was one of the most talked about shows! Sequin embroidered shirts added glam. Monogram flower heels were quite a highlight. Black eel leather jackets and boots that will match with almost anything. Velvet pants and bikini make a brief appearance. Knit tops and jersey dresses shared the ramp with graphic skirts and denim patchwork boots. 
Rahul Mishra
Indian designer Rahul Mishra, winner of International Wollmark Prize 2014, showcased an ethereal collection at Paris Fashion Week. Inspired from traditional Japanese artworks and centuries old Chintz textile, intricate hand embroidery is the highlight of this collection. The floral embroidery adds sots of color to an otherwise purely white fabric. Elegant, and yes, very Spring, the collection is beautiful. 
Classic and elegant, the Tod’s collection is yet sporty with an assertive attitude. Silk like cotton is moulded to form crisp silhouettes - cropped shoulders with skirts created like a bag. Patchwork and laser dots add the design element with leaves and branches being depicted in the apparel. The Tod’s Flower Bag is the winner of the show with the Folded Bag and Basket Bag also adding to the classic appeal. Espadrillas with metal dots and gomminos add the signature Tod’s effect. The sandal features sculptured heel made of wood and rubber.


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