Monday, 22 April 2013

Belle Sauvage AW13 Collection

This is East meets the dark romantic Gothic and Renaissance of the West.

Opulence abounds with faux fur capelets in rich deep shades of red and purple providing just a touch of warmth but plenty of glamour.

 Silk patterned shift and tunic dresses are edged with gothic black lace on hems, collars and sleeves

Wide fur collars added texture and fun to others.

Matching short jackets and pencil skirts give a ladylike nod to the Chanel suit whilst dipping into the darker world of the rich Baroque prints.

The prints used are original artwork by the designer duo and each print represents either   the West or the East. For the West it is the baroque patterns plus designs of large colourful gem stones.

Chains creating undulating vertical lines provide a more contemporary Western print.

Whilst for the East, the prints take on the form of fiery red lions, an animal regarded highly in China, often be seen in stone as guardians to the front of traditional buildings and associated with power and prestige.
And that of the graceful black panther camouflaged in the dense forest and ready to pounce.

A touch of fun and lightness uplifts as faces of Renaissance women with flowing blonde and red hair.

And that of the D’Artagnan cat cameo sweater. Also showing this collection was a mix of street wear and high end design
As a contrast to the straight shift dress, peplums accentuated the hips and waist on the more tailored pencil skirts.

Headwear created especially for Belle Sauvage by milliner Mich Dulce
Some of the pieces will be available online soon at

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