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Marques' Almeida Fall/Winter 2013-14

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We’ve seen denim slashed and shredded with frayed hemlines. They’ve demonstrated that grungy Nineties denim can actually be super soft and ultra-feminine. It’s been mixed with acid-like colour knits, light lilac chiffon and dyed in a minimalistic palette but for Fall/Winter 2013-14, the design duo; Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida wanted to show that there is more to them than just a modern revival of the Nineties. "We really wanted to explore the idea of eveningwear but in a way that was very us.” For this season, Marques’ Almeida took an approach to eveningwear by refining their grungy style and instead constructing their pieces with much neater lines and tighter tailoring resulting in more feminine silhouettes. However their slashing and fraying still remained present but much more controlled as if there was logic behind the tear of the denim as frayed skinny jeans with extensions to imitate a ball grown train became eveningwear but still remained close to the duo’s roots. In contrast to the skinny jeans, Marques’ Almeida featured beautiful illusions of billowing wide-legged trousers, pleated at the waist to create a ball gown silhouette and mid-length full skirts in the same style. Skirts were over trousers and sheepskin shawls were wrapped over silk tops and dresses with the addition of raw silk trouser suits resulting in a beautiful and sophisticated yet remarkable collection for the design duo.  Proving why London is the hub for young design talent, Marques’ Almeida took a very successful leap into a denim-filled eveningwear world. See the rest of the collection here


Photo's Courtesy of Marques' Almeida and Vogue UK

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