Madame Butterfly

I don’t easily get excited over spring fashions, but I can admit to getting butterflies when I saw L’Wren Scott’s SS14 collection at London Fashion Week the other day.

Madame Butterfly resided over the runway, as this girl gushed over Scott’s geishas.

I may have also fallen in love with red and black all over again.

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I haven’t seen all the other collections, but I can tell you this is my top pick for SS14.
L'Wren Scott SS14black and red slim dress on Exshoesme.com  (1)
So many levels of perfection in one dress: the sleeve, the fit, the red lining, the fact that my name is on it…
Red black and white butterfly on Exshoesme.com
Inspired by Puccini and other pretty things.
L'Wren Scott SS14 black and red fitted and flared dress on Exshoesme.com   (1)
This neckline can give a girl wings.
L'Wren Scott SS14 black and red fitted and flared dress on Exshoesme.com   (2)
Scott is exemplary at the little details. Here, she adds a soft flutter to her iconic pencil silhouette.
L'Wren Scott SS14 black and red floral dress on Exshoesme.com
One cannot have a butterfly without the flowers.
Monarch butterfly on Exshoesme.com
Nature’s imprint.
L'Wren Scott SS14 black and red printed dress on Exshoesme.com  (1)
Scott’s imprint.
L'Wren Scott SS14 black and red printed dress on Exshoesme.com  (2)
Sending hearts the world over, aflutter.

Scott mixes metaphors so poetically. Her collections over the past few seasons have consistently been a favourite. Let me formulate words around some of the other pieces in the collection and I’ll share more once I do. But while we are speaking of mixing old and new, of mixing styles, how can I not share Malcolm McLaren’s version of Madame Butterfly which blends Puccini and post-punk pristinely?

 

 

Butterflies are constantly dancing in fashion. This isn’t the first time they’ve inspired.

Photos: Alessandro Garofalo for Indigitalimages.com via Vogue.com.

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