Exotic prints and textures were the talk of the town this season; the alluring fashion towns of New York, London, Paris, and Milan that is! If Louis-François Cartier procreated with a chic animalistic African cave woman, their children would be adorned with the latest jewelry line of Alexis Bittar. The styles of the print-loving Anna Sui were organically inspired by foreign cultures. Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and Diane von Furstenberg didn’t fail to incorporate exoticism into their pieces either. Fur, feathers, and animal prints took over an exceeding number of runways. The intricate attire of Valentino, Emilio Pucci, and Giuseppi Zanotti could not escape the bearings of culture, nor could the très fabulous accessories of Ferragamo, Tom Ford, and Louis Vuitton.
With their bold, formfitting garments, The House of Chanel has never failed to display the elements of femininity, strength, and elegance. This season, the Chanel Spring Couture collection did not hesitate to bring forth that renowned glamour. Oscar de la Renta, Eli Saab, and Badgley Mischka followed in Coco and Lagerfeld’s footsteps perfectly with their focus on the figure. The aforementioned labels reintroduced lady-like looks and classic cuts to the modern woman. With the use of bold gold adornments, pastel and hot pinks, and structural designs, Lanvin, Balmain and Balenciaga brought edge to the Spring/Summer 2014 glamour scene.