Basharatyan V catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Emerging fashion designer Veronica Basharatyan displayed her beautiful, simplistic autumn/winter 2014 collection on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Freemasons’ Hall as part of the Fashion Scout showcase. Every season, Basharatyan V picks a world location to inspire her pieces and for this collection, she chose a nature conservation called Heiðmörk in Iceland. This place, which gives the collection its title, is precise and authentic; exactly the words that could describe Basharatyan’s work for the autumn.
First looks saw models wearing blonde bowl-cut style wigs, which covered their eyeline, and sparkling blue lips with matching nails. Blue and monochrome started the colour palette, and were used in key pieces such as coats and cardigans. Luxurious fabrics including mohair and silk were used with contrasting panels. In particular, we loved the grey cardigan with contrasting back panel, revealing a beautiful passionate red v-backed dress.
As the collection progressed, so did the colour choice. The use of a vibrant red shone through the neutral shades, which represented the Icelandic sunrise. Mohair lapels added to the richness of the coats and added an extra “snug” feel to her work.
Basharatyan V’s signature print for this season was based around the valley of the Icelandic geysers. Replicating one of the natural wonders of the Earth, the print was made from drawings of the huge blue eye and then combined with images of Basharatyan V’s signature ribbon knit. The final piece saw a stunning sleeveless maxi dress emerged in this beautiful design.
The pieces were all delicate, symmetrical and original. It is clear that Basharatyan V has a true talent for making the basic into the beautiful, and we cannot wait to see what else the future holds for this gifted designer.
Photos: Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi