Romantic minimalism was a motif that became evident as we worked through Michael Lo Sordo’s SS14/15 collection at MBFWA. A geometric set served as a contrasting backdrop for a fluid collection. Although layers and drapery were central to the collection, an element of signature Lo Sordo structuralism was apparent in each head to toe look.

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Garment after garment was draped off the body, layered, twisted and knotted to created multiple silhouettes. A selection of lightweight trenches were universal scene stealers, wrapped high on the waist or draped over the shoulders in a nonchalant, cape-like fashion.

We moved from soft creams into a pastel rainbow. Lemons moved into pinks, pinks into fresh powder blues. A handful of jet black pieces separated a sweet palette, working into the collection seamlessly despite the contrast. Silks and crepes allowed for freedom of movement, at the same time skimming across the body and dancing with each stride.

Innovative metallics seem to be a common theme throughout fashion week, with designers reinventing a tried and tested texture. Lo Sordo metallics appeared in the shape of longline bustiers, layered beneath sheer maxis creating a flirtatious mix of the modern with the classically feminine.

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Snakeskin appears to be Lo Sordo’s print of choice this season, appearing in both monochrome and bleached rose- the former over a boxy sweater and skirt set, the former in a high shine leather two piece modelled by Alexandra Agoston.

Styling was fresh and minimal, mimicking the femininity and freedom of the collection. Hair was tousled and brush back off the face while makeup was dewy and natural. A collection draped in innovation and romanticism, Michael Lo Sordo is our call for an early fashion week favourite.

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Gemma Watts

Gemma Watts has worked in the fashion media industry since 2012, writing for and being headhunted by some of the country's leading fashion and beauty companies. With a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) under her belt, Gemma is able to combine her two greatest passions as Couturing's Fashion Editor- fashion and writing.

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