Diana Ross served as inspiration for Peter Jensen’s Spring 2014 collection, with all of her superstar power, larger than life hair, and glamorous fashions. An artful blend of sophistication, whimsy, and sultriness, the designs were heavy in functionality and Ross-emblazoned prints, showcasing her famous visage.
Untamed ’70s chic hair gave each look a dose of fierceness, offset by metallic fringe-accented heels that lent an old world air, certainly echoing British heritage.
Sweet bouts of broderie anglaise had their moments on tiered swing dresses, boxy tops, sheer-sleeve blazers, and dainty coats. The pieces took their inspiration from a series of looks famed designer Bob Mackie created for one of Ross’s Las Vegas concerts. Here, they really spoke to the season’s lightness.
I think it’s virtually impossible (not to mention unforgivable) to design a collection influenced by Queen Mother Diana without a little glitz right? Jensen didn’t skimp on flash with loads of sequin and splashes of gold lamé wherever he could find a place for it. An embellished sweatshirt and pencil skirt was so on-trend that it might give the designer an entirely new set of fans.
What pulled me in was the way Jensen recreated everyday looks for Ross, giving us all a chance to mimic the icon’s style. We always associate her with over-the-top glamour and excess, but there were some very soft moments that communicated function and wearability, for the modern day woman who has a penchant and fondness for ’70s style.
Thoughts on Peter Jensen’s Spring 2014 collection?
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