Gyunel catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Step into a world where igloos serve as residence for the statuesque and textile clad. Gyunel’s autumn/winter 2014 Galanthus collection warped us into a winter wonderland of artful luxe. Palettes spanned from deep teals, rich orchids, up-town greys to hi-definition metallics.
Utilising garments as canvasses, the Central Saint Martin’s graduate made great use and clear evidence of her artistic background. Seasons past have introduced many menswear trends into our wardrobes, but Gyunel’s perspective allows us to maintain the same sharp tailoring through a female guise.
Every strong shoulder was matched with a flush of chiffon, transitioning us into the happy medium that sits between lady and gentleman. Gorgeously transmitting oil paintings to digital prints, we were wowed by cunning melanges of silks, lamb nappa leathers and mohair. Strong shape play and innovative takes on classic silhouettes crystallised this collection as the epitome of feminine power dressing, and quite frankly, the office wardrobe of our dreams. Structured teal short suits and mauve long line jackets with textured shoulder panelling gave us a nice take on our favourite season staples, while wispy, feminine, silk and chiffon dresses gave great context and silver lining to an otherwise aggressively chic collection.
The show-stopper: an apropos cocoon shaped parka embellished with iridescent lights. Day one of fashion week, Gyunel has set a great foundation for what will surely be known as the framework for wearable runway that is as bold as it is business.
Photos: Krish Nagari