PFW: Balenciaga SS14

Right, so Balenciaga might’ve not been my fav SS14 collection but who am I to question the work of  the garment wizard that is Alexander Wang?! Wang took over at the helm as Balenciaga’s creative director, replacing Nicolas Ghesquière, back in 2012 and the SS14 show was his first womenswear show since being given that grandiose title. Technicalities out the way, phew. Less of the informative chat, let’s talk about those clothes. Gaga for Balenciaga, I am!

MFW: Pucci SS14

Pucking ‘ell. Pucci has SLAYED ME. Peter Dundas is an effing genius and if I don’t get my hands on some of the Pucci RTW SS14 threads before I pop my clogs then I’ll consider my cause on this earth unfulfilled.

NYFW: Rodarte SS14

It’s like Bam Bam meets early Madonna meets intrepid explorer meets flapper meets resort meets black-tie meets suited and booted, and I love it.

NYFW: Sass & Bide SS14

They’ve done it again. Weep. I am filled with joy, awe, longing and sadness as I see the sartorially super Sass & Bide Spring 2014 ‘Freetown’ collection make its way up the catwalk, down the catwalk and into the backstage area where it will delicately wrapped up, boxed up and shipped off. “Why does that make you sad, you irrational human bean?”, I hear you cry. Well, absolutely nowhere in that somewhat simplified description of the fashion week process do those garms adorn my body.

NYFW: Mara Hoffman Spring 2014

You’re about to do battle with the sun; your body is adorned with the armour of a rainbow warrior and not much else, except for maybe some killer lace-up heels in an array of taupe, tango and intarsia-appropriate hues. Rock-hard abs and legs of a VS angel not compulsory, because Mara Hoffman’s RTW Spring 2014 collection was all about relinquishing the regular and embracing the hippy aesthetic.