Is Nicole Farhi about to make a huge comeback? If the intimate show put on at London Fashion Week earlier this week is anything to go by, we certainly think it should. The Autumn/Winter 2014 womenswear collection, designed with words such as ‘protection’ and ‘sanctuary’ as its main inspiration, featured a natural palette of charcoal, navy and chocolate accented with soft duck-egg, lemon and sage.
Just like the colour palette, fabrics and silhouettes had an air of subtle femininity. Midi skirts in sheer georgette and bonded shine and silk tunics hung softly as models made their way down the catwalk and canapés made their way round the room. Ultra light or bold and textured, each piece falls halfway between classic and modern.
Designed with comfort and poise in mind, baggy trousers and clean silhouettes are broken up by elastic synch, asymmetric lines and graphic fur camera bags. Although a cohesive collection, checkerboard woven jackets with fur collars are undoubtedly lead the soft-hued separates. This is casual at its most luxurious.
Written by Jodie Dewberry