Caslazur collection presentation A/W 2014 for LFW
Set in the warm environment of Mishkins restaurant in Covent Garden came along the South African-born designer of Caslazur, with formal and refined fashion being the show piece of this event.
Burnt pink along with warm blacks, beige and camels took the main part of the clothing, bringing heat to the cold of the autumn but also matching the warmth of the autumnal colours. Cream and grey were also matched to create a feeling of style and luxurious clothing, finally with grey and black taking the main part of a floor-sweeping dress. On the whole, the main colours of this collection resonate the heat that is found in South Africa and Australia, where she spent five years.
The cut of the clothing had taken inspiration from the 1950s, with oversized draping shoulders upon the bomber jackets, and hanging material off oversized dresses, all enhancing the feminine shape underneath. The swallowing nature of the large camel wrap-around coat also embraced simple femininity, with giving more for the mind to imagine with the length of it. All of the oversized shapes of the clothing gave simplicity, but also more of a depth to the design of the clothing.
The defragmented designs of geometric flowers were the main print upon the clothing, symmetrically placing itself all over the outfits. This way the remnants of summer clung on while gradually introducing the colder weather and colours to come. The hand-printed, colour-seeping designs beautifully created a simple complexity to the outfits. Even the small touches were taken into account, with the zips being rose gold to maintain being in line with the rest of the warm collection.
The whole collection gave the impression of the woman being the main focus of the autumn, enhancing everything about her, so keeping in line with the current themes of the feminist autumn to come.
Photo: Kristian Pinter