LFW AW13/14 Fashion Scout Presentation
April 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
Wonderland has manifested itself within Liz Black’s new AW13/14 collection. The show was structured around a tea party with a modern twist. Filled with cupcakes and fabulous tableware, this was not just any tea party. The presentation itself consisted of an interactive show with three models, the Hatter, the Queen and the Rabbit who acted out their parts, but the main collection was presented on the chequer board panels around the outside, like warriors ready for battle.
Muted tones of burgundy and navy streamline the female form, which emphasise the darker personality of Wonderland. This, coupled with the use of woollen gabardine and silk crepe, draws attention to the fragmented but controlled surroundings of Wonderland. It also focuses on the timeless and refined aesthetic of the brand.
Injections of signature abstract prints really transport one’s mind into the eclectic nature of Alice’s ever-changing environment. Alice’s natural innocence and vulnerability is reflected in the use of silk chiffon and soft suede, encapsulating the sense of bold and daring femininity associated with the Liz Black woman.
The show enabled the audience to immerse themselves within the chaotic but controlled world of Wonderland. It allowed them to play the character of Alice and be subjected to the cruel and stoic nature of the Queen.
‘An accomplished collection from a designer who has found and honed her design aesthetic, make sure to keep her on your radar as she is definitely on ours!’ – Candid Magazine
‘Our favourite pieces were the white “V” neck dress, worn by one of the models, and the red wool dress with a velvet fan on the side’ – The Designer Lookbook
‘One of the reasons I find the collection so memorable is because of the theatricality in which it was presented, but that doesn’t stop it being a strong collection all the same’ – British Style Bloggers
The Queen – Heart Dress.
The Rabbit – Rabbit Dress.
The Hatter – Hatter Dress.