The Reiss Spring Summer Press Preview was inspired by the glamour and Riviera lifestyle during the late 50s and early 60s. Taking key pieces from the ‘cafe culture’ society and bringing them into the modern day era with classic cuts.
‘Style – all who have it share one thing: originality.’ Diana Vreeland 1903-1989
Think sophistication, elegance, timeless pieces, style and cool, this is how the collection is summed up. There is a perfect modern day look with classic sophistication for every occasion life brings you in Spring Summer 2014.
‘The only thing that makes life worth living is the possibility of experiencing now and then a perfect moment. And perhaps even more than that, it’s having the ability to recall such moments in their totality, to contemplate them like jewels.’ Paul Bowles 1910-1999
Bringing glamour back into our lives but for the day and with a laid-back effortlessly cool vibe. Texture is key to the collection and wardrobe staples such as a white top worn with printed trousers or shorts.
There are many tones of white but each piece is unique, in terms of shape, cut, detailing, fabric and texture.Different ideas of lace are shown well in white and black, with hand drawn prints and light embellishment to create stripes and patterns.
For the forthcoming season, monochrome takes on a different era with hand drawn prints, delicate fabrics and with muted colour pops of green, powder blue and pastels. The focus is on classic separates as well as timeless dress shapes. Accessories compliemt the collection well, hardware is refined and subtle running cohesively throughout the collection to create timeless pieces. Bags are thought out well, with bigger shapes knowing how much women need to carry around with them!
Shoes are thought out on the wearability, therefore heel heights have come down. Reiss’ signature cut out wedge shape has been updated with a soft snakeskin print giving it a sculptural edge. The all important Arya court is back in the collection with exotic mixes such as pops of suede, print and sorbet colours. Evening shoes explore mixed materials and tonal embellishment, the black Hayden shoe is definitely a statement piece.
Soft leather pieces are still key in pastel hues, the idea of wearing leather shorts with a lace detailed crisp white shirt is an outfit I adore. The white shirt or blouse is the kind of wardrobe staple a girl can never have too many of! Evening-wear is simple but elegant, exploring even more textures and fabrics with darker tones and an elegant hint of shimmer.
My two favourite pieces from the evening wear collections have to be the feather skirt and the pony hair skirt. In simple a line silhouettes but the luxurious textures make these pieces the statement pieces in any wardrobe.
‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.’ Coco Chanel 1883 – 1971
The Reiss Spring Summer 2014 collection is the way to be different with all the modern trends and key catwalk ideas.
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