Taking a few cues from 1970s prep, funk and sportif movements, Zeynep Tosun procured a collection of modern cut for AW’14. Like her ‘20s-inspired SS’14, she once again turned to fashion history in the pursuit of developing new silhouettes with classic appeal.
Tonal inspiration came from the scientific process of oxidation; earthy red and dark brown were offset with flashes of atmospheric white, blue and grey. Rustic metallic prints melded the concept with glowing leather, matte brocade and wool crepe textures.
Under-layering of merino mock-neck sweaters and oversized cotton shirt-dresses provided a light canvas for displays of weighty leather pectorals, jackets, overhauls and Prada-esque over-bras. Lengthy A-line and bell-shaped skirts were presented with matching tops, gilets, mini puffer jackets and trenches.
Over-sized cropped trousers and larger-than-life jacket lapels promised grandiose warmth with self-indulgent comfort. Three-quarter length wool dresses with structured mock-necks, round shoulders with tapered sleeves offered feminine fit with understated charm.
Styled accessories like exaggerated collar pieces, leather bags with natural wool enclosures and pom-pom hats completed the vision, while further attention to the detail in oxidized hooks, eyelets, coloured stitching and oversized leather buckles endeavoured to impress.
Review written by Cody James (@roguing_vogue) for Katie Chutzpah blog.
Photographer: Simon Armstrong