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Lucas Nascimento AW14

Seventies model Veruschka inspires body-paint animal prints and glitter glamour

Initial reaction:

Oozing the sensual high-octane spirit of the seventies, where glamour reigned and set the agenda for sexual liberation.

The muse:

Nascimento cited the German model Veruschka as a key inspiration, and the collection drew on the camouflage and transformation concepts of her 1971 shoot for Playboy. Images of Veruschka painted in animal print and draped over a tree branch became trippy tiger and python patterns like dripping paint on long dresses.

Inside story:

“I have always loved Veruschka. I went through the Playboy [shoot] that she did that was all to do with animal painting and body painting, which was fantastic. I got really inspired by that, and the collection looks at the late seventies, beginning of eighties but in my way. You can see the little references where I came from, but it’s not just to do with that one woman. It’s different things.” Lucas Nascimento

Glitter mania:

Stingray prints shimmered with a fine glitter, while slouchy lurex knits in wide-legged trousers, floor length seventies cardigans and dresses glinted and glistened down the runway.

How they wore it:

Long, luscious hair swept to one side, flowing over the face and shoulders. Leather skirt suits and broad shouldered wool coats embodied the empowered mood of Veruschka’s era.

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