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Although she was channeling England in the 1900’s, L’Wren Scott churned out an ultra-luxurious collection for the women of class and elegance that was still modern and edgy. The collection, called Tea Time, embodies that period in time when women naturally exuded glamour. Such is the case in her Fall/Winter collection, with every model trotting down the catwalk carrying an old-worldly sophistication into the 21st century.
As soon as the first look appeared—a satin blouse and red pencil skirt—we knew the designer wasn’t letting go of her penchant for the finer things in fashion. From then on, it was a tea party for the elite, with the bevy of luxurious pairings that followed. The grandeur and flamboyance of the 1900′s were immortalized in the number of sweeping capes, floor-length dresses and shrugs.
The fabrics used were of imposing qualities, ranging from velvet to satin. We found a long-sleeved red velvet dress to be the exact materialization of the concept Scott is trying to convey. It had a 1900′s appeal to it, but it can easily carve a space in a modern woman’s diverse wardrobe as well. The fluidity of the velvet ensembles, the looseness of the tea-length skirts and fine satin draping collectively contributed to Tea Time’s overall romantic touch.
Colors were on an expensive collision course as well. Scott showcased a range of pieces in dark green, red, yellow, turquoise, violet and blue. Restrained strokes of extra glamour were evident in the minimal embellishments. The show’s last look, a figure-hugging deep violet velvet dress was indeed the pinnacle of the show. Although minimally embellished, the silhouette and fabric alone were more than enough to send a buzz of oohs and aahs.
With everything in the lineup as expensive as the caviar that was served during the show, we applaud Scott for adhering to the foundations of her design aesthetics, which have always been consistently classic and impeccably luxurious.