Every day this week, we will be breaking down the womenswear SS14 collections through a series of retrospective articles. From our top ten soundtracks to our five-point guide to fashion week selfies, follow #afterthestorm for the Dazed fashion team's take on the new collections.
From Proenza Schouler’s Studio 54 metallic knits, to Prada’s face-off dresses and Christopher Kane’s biology-inspired prints, here are our top ten collections of womenswear SS14.
With strands of hair stuck to lipglossed lips and models stumbling in Mary Janes, Miuccia sent out a gang of kitsch teenagers in printed suede jackets and sequined dresses.
A street art set was the backdrop to pop art colour and heavily embellished, ruffled bras at Prada; dresses adorned with faces and sporty hockey socks worn with bright yellow fur coats.
An explosion of feather mohawk headdresses dominated the finale of Junya Watanabe, while layered looks of knotted suede and distressed leather jackets alluded to folklore and female warriors.
In a typically Margiela clinical atmosphere came a series of deconstructed showgirls: floor length gowns encrusted in jewels, backless bodices finished with pearls, and sleeves that detached from the shoulder as the models walked.
‘Brassai’ women with thick squiggly eyebrows in illustrated, graffiti coats and shirts. Layers were revealed by extra large grommets on jackets and tops, while raffia streamed from clutch bags.
Swinging spotlights and an uncomfortable soundtrack built intensity around the cage structures and tiered silhouettes. Everything was extreme, from the proportions to the branch like hair.
Pagan forest nymphs met Studio 54 in a merging of rose-gold chest plates and metallic knit dresses, a woven silk shag-carpet coat thrown over the shoulders.
Intricate biology diagrams, iridescent fluffy sweaters, and tear drop peep holes formed another stand out collection for Christopher Kane, and as always, the highlight of London Fashion Week.
Heavily engineered and deceivingly delicate lace in jewel colours merged folklore with royalty and seventies craft, worn with fringed suede capes, mens shirting and gold scarab chokers.
Bejeweled warriors stalked a car crash set, bound in asymmetric jersey and samurai silhouettes, with furs thrown over shoulders and faces decorated with disconcerting mask-like gems.