out with the old and in with the new – the diaphanous silhouettes we usually associate with this French brand were replaced with structured cut-out shapes for Vionnet’s autumn winter 2014-15 Paris collection. Personally, I am a devotee of the fluid signature Vionnet pieces from previous seasons, but I guess every brand needs a revival now and then. What did I love from this collection? The felted layers of colour and fabric which created structure and intentional volume for the silhouettes. This season has seen amped-up volume, particularly with coats and jackets. The stylised tulip cut-out shapes lent a floral theme with a contemporary edge, while graphic panels of colour blocking gave the collection a progressive feel. Overall, the old met the new with some boldly liberal pieces.
I am certainly interested to see what Vionnet will present next season!