LONDON--Talk about texture blocking. In one of the final shows of London Fashion Week, Emilio de la Morena may have proved he is the king, using rectangular patches of shimmering fabric, tulle styled like macrame, and netted knits to give his fashion a distinct, squared-off look.
My personal preference leans towards de la Morena's spring collection, filled with sweet eyelet-punched leathers in Easter colors. But in terms of salability, fall wins. The stretchy pieces are more forgiving and, frankly, sexier. Particularly in noir colors like black, rouge, and eggplant.
Emilio de la Morena’s show today was full of the staples we’ve come to expect this Fall 2013 season--pleated skirts, heavy fabrics, oversized overcoats, and masculine trousers. There was a boxy flannel jumpsuit, some super sexy cut-outs, and a hefty dose of boiled wool.
But what set this collection apart was the innovation de la Morena applied to these seemingly basic pieces.