London has set the standard for high-street fashion, with a slew of internationally-recognized names that make pieces global editors and “It” girls clamor over worldwide. One such brand is Whistles, who took on the amazing feat of staging its first runway show for Spring 2014, solidifying itself among the elite fashion set. Chock full of functional pieces with jaunts of animal print, texture, and color, the high-street label definitely succeeded at what it does best, with a high probability of drawing in an entirely new slew of international fans in the process.
An array of sandals from flat slip-ons to silver metallic ankle-strap pairs covered the models’ feet, while simple yet chic shoulder bags and clutches served as the perfect accessories. Backpacks were also on display, capturing the on-trend silhouette certainly for the younger crowd.
Crop tops are showing no signs of disappearing for Spring and chief executive Jane Shepherdson made sure to include them in the assortment in sweater form, paired with high-waist bermuda shorts, black and white striped wide-leg trousers, and a black leather A-line skirt that seamlessly blended the silhouettes of yesteryear with modernity.
What really attracted me were the very unique pieces that could serve as pick-me-ups in the modern day woman’s wardrobe. A pink fur topper can work while out with a simple pencil skirt or under a black blazer, while a silver metallic camisole and matching cropped trousers could be go-to pieces for those “what to wear” days with high-top sneakers or simple pumps.
What do you think of Whistles’s runway debut?