Z is For Zimmermann

Zimmermann Autumn Winter 201-15

For my finale in my A-Z of designers to know in 2014 I bring your Zimmermanns’ Autumn Winter 2014-15 collection. This collection transforms from soft and warm to hard and gothic. With a varied colour palette of teal, red, monotone and metallic. Oversized silhouettes, fully flirt, yet somehow masculine overall feel, skirts, full length to mini to fitted and structured. Zimmermann not only clashes prints and colours they have also clashed fabrics by using mohair, lace, leather, satin, silk, netting and dog tooth.

Zimmermann Autumn Winter 201-15
Zimmermann Autumn Winter 201-15
I love this collection and as soon as I saw it I struck accord with me as I could see 2014’s version of the 50’s and 70’s fashion, the formalness about the styling slicked back hair, pointed shoes with socks and fitted and structured silhouettes. Full skirts and loose layered and clashing fabrics echo the 70’s fashion trends. 
Zimmermann Autumn Winter 201-15

A “Glam Goth” look will be a key trend for festive parties this year… (Sorry but I didnt say the C word)

Zimmermann Autumn Winter 201-15
This collection feels more Autumnal & wintery than other that I have featured but with the very wearable fresher pieces, teal knitwear & bold oversized printed coat, could see this collection carried through into spring summer 2015. Now I like the sound of that! 
Zimmermann Autumn Winter 201-15 
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Y is for Yen, Shao Yen

Shao Yen, Autumn Winter 2014-15

I like to see Autumn Winter collections with some colour in them and that seems to be rife for Autumn Winter 2014-15. This collection by Shao Yen, sees the American Sports wear trend carried through for another season, with inspiration taken from space in the form of silhouettes and fabrics.

Shao Yen, Autumn Winter 2014-15

With oversized sportswear jackets, slim legged tapered trousers and mini and midi skirt with new half moon silhouette. Paired with laser cut, sheer, satin, faux fur, check & striped fabrics this collection has got something for everyone. 

Shao Yen, Autumn Winter 2014-15
Shao Yen, Autumn Winter 2014-15

One of my favourite bits of this collection is the attention with has been paid to detail, the cute frill cuffs and knee detail on the trousers, the use of crystal style beading on coats and the placement on faux fur on the jackets. But my all time favourite piece has to be the metallic silver and faux fur fish shaped clutch bag!! Amazing!!

Shao Yen, Autumn Winter 2014-15

X= Xiao Li


Xiao Li Autumn Winter 2014-15

Wow! What a collection a feast for the eyes indeed, there is so much going on its is almost hard to see everything. Lets start with colours, white, pastel blue & Cobalt blue to add real flash of colour. Silhouettes are oversized to say the least! With everything from puff sleeves, embroider anglisias, dip dyes leather, dunagrees, cape coats and midi skirts and shorts this collection is a breath of fresh air for an Autumn Winter collection.


Xiao Li Autumn Winter 2014-15

Altough the techinques and some of the fabrics used are feminine and the overall sense of the collection has a feminine girly feel to it, it has been toughened up with the use of dip dyes Leather skirts, jackets and T-shirts. A really fairytale inspired collection I think and I will enjoy looking at it as much as wearing too.

Xiao Li Autumn Winter 2014-15


W Is For Wayne

Wayne Autumn Winter 2014-15

I love the name Wayne for a fashion label, it makes me smile every time I hear, say, or see it (im easily pleased), I think it would make a great name for a Cat…. of course a very stylish Cat.

Wayne Autumn Winter 2014-15


Anyway enough procrastinating, Waynes’ Autumn Winter collection is our W for designers to know/watch. This collection is cool, quirky and easy to wear. I love the cooling blue, grey, gold and camel colour palette. The androgynous feel to the way the clothes have been cut and styled, and how they make it look effortlessly sexy. The use of full skirts, full length coats to bomber style coats, thick knits and even Flared trousers!! This collection has a mass appeal, and for good reason.



Wayne Autumn Winter 2014-15