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Alice + Olivia – spring 2015

The wind is whipping itself up into a frenzy outside today. I dislike the wind so much – not a very practical thing to dislike if you live in Cape Town – it sets my teeth on edge and spoils my mood. So let’s escape the blustery gale, and gaze instead at the beautiful spring 2015 Alice + Olivia collection. Inspired by the romance of the famed Versailles palace and the modern art installations hosted there, designer Stacey Bendet’s collection is modern, fresh and vibrant.

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What do you think so far? Quite spectacular and certainly not for the wallflowers among us. I’m crazy about this Matisse cut-out print on a simple fifties style tea dress. Understated yet bold. Love! Continue after the jump for more deliciousness…

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Vionnet autumn winter 2014-15

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.

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I am certainly interested to see what Vionnet will present next season!