Winter, on the contrary, is a very quiet, charcoal-grey and muted sort of affair with fashion for me. I like the minimalism, the tailoring that can be layered for creating multiple visual options, the simplicity of it all. For me, winter isn't the season when I want to break free from the dark, but rather embrace it and become a part of the world and nature around me. In musical terms, Shubert's Andante Con Moto would serve as a perfect example of my mood or the way I live and dress when the clouds and winds are plentiful and the sun is scarce.
Andante con moto was the melody played during Haider Ackerman Fall/Winter 2014 reflecting the styling and the presentation of the pure and elegant collection in a blurred palette of greys, browns and taupe clothes layered to cover and protect the woman without making her look bulky or unnatural.
Some of the outfits, such as the opening look of a brown top with perfectly cut wide trousers and swishing mid-length coat, were very much from the "ladies as gentlemen" opera, just softer, lighter and more delicate. The tailoring was borrowed from the boys, but the execution turned out to be incredibly feminine, for the curves that want to be caressed and lengthened. The dresses, maxi skirts and floor-swopping cardigans that appeared next filled the the air with chic sensuality of a timeless fashion many women would certainly find desirable.
After I saw the photos and video, I spent days thinking of this show and playing the music on repeat... It does't just continue growing on me, but rather - becoming a part of my soul, practically an idea fix. I think I fell in love a little bit... There were a few other collections I liked a lot, but when the time came to write a post I could only concentrate on what spoke to me the loudest, in the most quiet voice.
Photo source: Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 via style.com & stylebistro.com