Elegant evening wear brand Coast London presented its Fall/Winter 2014 collection in a sophisticated runway show featuring the rise of laced, neo-gothic florals and metallic floral embroidery in lustrous shades of navy, bright burgundy, ivory and cream.
If you’re an ardent style devotee of the quintessential floral print, Coast is definitely one name you should be familiar with. Having recently showcased its latest Fall/Winter 2014 offerings to the masses at a runway fashion show event on the 13th of September at Paragon@Orchard, Coast is set to make its mark on the local style scene as the go-to brand for contemporary florals on timeless silhouettes.
For many fashion labels, the floral print can be a tricky motif to master. Come on too strong, and the print might overwhelm the senses. A lacklustre approach, on the other hand, might result in a washed-out look that does nothing but make the wearer look tacky and outdated. Coast, however, manages to strike the perfect balance, pulling off the timeless print effortlessly.
Their Fall/Winter 2014 fashion show was an elegant garden party that featured the rise of laced, neo-gothic florals and metallic floral embroidery that came in a lustrous coated finish. Opulent, evening hues of navy, bright burgundy and rosy reds were featured prominently alongside subdued shades of ivory, canary yellow and cream.
These gorgeous winter florals, which came in an explosion of winter blooms, scenic landscape prints and ombreyed textures, were imprinted on cosy eyelash knits and statement outwear such as pastel lace, metallic day jacquards and printed separates, making for a collection of breezy daywear with that signature Coast flair.
Coast offered a sophisticated autumnal palette of expertly tailored A-line skirts, versatile print tops, and statement dresses. Straightforward silhouettes, bold colours, and minimal embellishments added up to an even stronger display of utilitarian, practical tailoring. The collection generally had an easy, energetic feel, even though they were made in conventional cuts that transcended the seasonal style cycles.
Taking on a sexy, fun and frivolous mood for their party line, Coast revealed a series of playful jumpsuits, crop layered dresses and lace co-ordinate sets in stunning shades of magenta and petrol with winter sparkle. Combined with 60s graphic artwork, galactic digital prints, and fancy feather trims, Coast’s Fall/Winter party collection was an explosion of fun on the catwalk.
Coast’s red carpet-worthy styles, on the other hand, were the epitome of glamour, presenting elegant evening dresses ranging from ombre sequin maxi dresses in neutral through to mono jacquards.
Unapologetically feminine, the ensembles presented had us convinced that Coast has perfected the figure-flattering look down to a tee. Think beaded embellished cinched tops done up in bright pops of colour such as yellow and red. Coast’s reiteration of the cocktail dress came in the form of sensual necklines that plunge just enough to draw emphasis on the cinched waist.
Counterbalancing the elegant lace and embroidery that went into the collection was its smart use of fluid figures. Their silhouettes were redolent of vintage 80s bridal gowns, what with their ivory-coloured drape dresses and flowing, flared-up skirts. Our prediction is that their lust-worthy lace dresses will become the new wardrobe staple for those discerning few that enjoy understated fashion with a contemporary twist.
In the end, Coast zeroed in on what women really need in their wardrobe: Modest, unadorned luxury pieces that will stand the test of time.
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