Dévastée catwalk show report A/W 2015 in Paris
Dévastée, the brand known for its quirky illustrations and tailor-influenced clothing, hit us with a beautiful monochrome collection this week. Inspired by Parisian nature and layering textures, they produced a collection that would rival that of the Victorian age.
The runway was simple: a brickwork and wooden floor complemented the simplicity of the designs themselves and created a traditional atmosphere that enchanted everyone from start to finish.
Pieces throughout the show reflected masculinity, with loose fits and contrasting colours. This masculine influence was the main focus throughout the collection and it worked incredibly well. The exploration of materials used for the clothing itself also added to the uniqueness of the designs: shimmering metallic material and traditional lace layered with old-school tailored fabric demonstrated just why events such as Paris Fashion Week take place.
Even though nature was a popular theme, the designs were not focused on the floral trend we so often see throughout the fashion industry. Instead, they explored forests and quirky characters pulled out of fairy tales.
It is rare for designers to explore a myriad of different trends within one collection, nevertheless it is an interesting approach to fashion and one which works well for Dévastée. Hopefully, we will see more of this in the collections to come.