She realised that there was no final destination, and with that epiphany, her journey really began.
Blazing a trail across continents, both those of her heart and the earth, she took her time, invoking the spirit of those that had come before her and those that would inevitably follow. Taking techniques and elements form each land she embraced bohemia.
In the morning it’s a modern nostalgia; layers of fluid sand and battered indigo. Textured linen and hand died silks – well worn leather and the lightest of denims. Contrasts that feel nothing if not nostalgic. As the sun goes down she seed her skin and things become simple; fitted and fluid at once and exactly perfect for what the night might hold.
An adventure. DUE NORTH.
Presented against the stark brick walls of Carriageworks, Bec & Bridge’s Due North SS14 collection was a lesson in ready-to-wear comfort. The show opened with soft and luxurious denim coloured knits, perfect to lounge around in on the weekend. Shredded linens and tattered wool created interesting textures, while sheer paneling gave the collection the sportsluxe vibe Bec & Bridge has become known for.
The palette of sand and ochra red, inspired by rolling hills and deserts, were juxtaposed with pale and dark blues, reminiscent of stormy and well-travelled seas.
Luxurious draping in striped material gave the pieces a relaxed bohemian feel, embracing the concept of a modern adventurer, which inspired the collection.
Graduating into fitted bodycon dresses with cheeky cutout, this gave a twist on the modern wanderer. Form fitting silhouettes carried on the aesthetic from past Bec & Bridge collections, celebrating the shape and curves of the female body.
Tight shapes contrasted with relaxed, flowy shapes, well suited for hot balmy days and nights.
Silver buckle details stitching together garments added to the patchwork feel of the collection, suggesting a well worn favourite that has seen many adventures.
Necklines varied from strapless to deep v-necks and highly wrapped straps. Hemlines were generally modest, with a few short shorts thrown in for girls looking to show a bit of leg.
All in all, while the collection was true to the Bec & Bridge style we have come to love, the relaxed silhouettes and shredded knits introduced new elements to the label which is sure to win it a whole legion of fans.
Images by Wanda Chin