One of the few designers this season to provide pieces fit for the female form, Tex Saverio’s Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection has something for every type of girl.
The presentation room was a dark library within the Automobile Club de France building, overlooking Place de la Concorde. Filled with hundreds of aged books and outlined in Mahogany wood, it was ultimately a fitting setting for the ominous music and equally dark clothing. Models were met with a raised, black, x-shaped catwalk as they appeared from behind the display screen and descended upon the glossy platform. Model after model took their turn criss-crossing through the catwalk in perfect unison without any interruption.
The collection kept a very simple color scheme; black and gold. Each model wore a skirt or dress, save for two who donned skin tight, leather pants. Skirts were voluminous expressing an A-line aesthetic and sometimes having a two-tiered effect. The dresses varied in length, but ultimately were equally stunning. The styling showed the versatility of the pieces. Many girls could have easily donned the skirt and sweater pairing with some sneakers (completely on trend for the runway this season) or they could have kept the heels and been ready for night out on the town.
The showpiece for the presentation was the final look. A black mini, shift dress adorned with a long, gold, flowing cape that draped on the shoulders. The cape was outfitted with large lace-like cutouts (seen repeatedly throughout the collection) and lined inside with a smooth, black fabric. The model was finished with a delicate, black headpiece that looped around her hears and head.
The collection commanded authority. Powered by the music, the clothes were bold, adaptable, and could easily find itself within the ranks of Haute Couture 🙂
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