Charlie May’s AW14 collection is one I was dying to see up close and personal, so when my invite dropped through my letterbox I was over the moon!
Held at the stunning OXO2 event space at the iconic OXO tower, with panoramic views of the River Thames, the venue offered the perfect backdrop to next season’s collection.
What I love most about Charlie May’s designs is her minimal approach. Her focus on silhouette creates pieces that are visually elegant, and the depth of her designs comes in the heavily textured fabrics which work together in absolute harmony. The AW14 collection has a definite sports lux style, which is a trend that we will undoubtedly see into AW14. The luxe style is heightened by an entirely monochrome line, which draws the eye to the detail of the designs and textured fabrics. Oh…and I almost forgot to mention the collab with New York milliner Gigi Burris…her beaver felt hats are the icing on the cake!
Her inspiration for the collection are clear in her designs, ‘textures within the landscape of Dartmoor in Devon; the rugged, windwept environment is reflected in the use of pony hair and Mongolian furs.’
I’ve also discovered Charlie May’s blog Girlalamode which is pretty damn cool, you should check it out.
Now, enough of my gushing…I’ll let Charlie May’s AW14 collection talk for itself….