Joao Melo Costa and Daniela Barros catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Joao Melo Costa
Enhancing femininity, Costa understands when a woman just wants to be a woman. Firstly, the embellished designs upon neutral shades of camel and beige initially took the stage, structured and tailored to fit the woman’s frame without a flaw.
Long flowing trousers draped over the frame of women while long flowing tops and jackets were hung over shoulders – the silhouette of the woman was lingering beneath, sensuously floating beneath the clothing.
Pinstripes also took the catwalk with small and large bows taking the eyes of the cameras, either a loose suit, or a short dress, the outfits all sculptured the women with a delicate touch, but giving a strong stamina backing without fail.
Nature burst out of the clothing, with 3D prints of flowers of green, white and yellow embroiled on the clothing. Upon navy loose boxy jackets, or short and thrown on scarves was the thought of fresh air and fresh fashion.
Finally, metallic techno with a touch of class, the shimmering embellished twisted patterns upon simple oversized shift dresses, and tailored jackets, all in block neutral shades stole the end of the show, being a statement in any situation.
Sport luxe has been re-introduced with a passion for this collection. Geometric shapes of black and blue covered the catwalk, with boxy jackets and slim structured skirts. The idea of wearable fashion on the go for quick lives is apparent here.
Macs and low backs was also a trend, with loose-fitting dresses draping off a woman’s frame, and grazing around the ankles with symmetric delicate rips travelling down the material were also in this collection. Tight macs around the waist and simple material but layered heavily to give the impression of weight and expense.
Two opposite designers with different ideas both created a common trend of enhancing the woman as she is, sensuously draping material off her, but ensuring her stability is maintained.
Photos: Krish Nagari