After a successful debut at New York Fashion Week in 2013, Steven Tai’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection marks the designer’s first foray on British soil.
This season sees the Steven Tai woman grew up through a break up. Leftover with her ex-lover’s wardrobe, she pairs it up with her own favorite pieces. Lacking sentiment, she cuts the clothes into shreds – creating a look that is both masculine and casual.
Oversized tailored coats are mixed with lively textures that create a feeling of nonchalant. Known for pushing technical boundaries, steventai once again takes textile experimentation to another level by exploring a rare embroidery technique that lends a three-dimensional effect on fabrics, producing a unique woollen texture seen on the collection’s jackets, tops and dresses.
Citing the artist Vlatka Horvat as inspiration, fabrics are deconstructed and frayed while plastics and technical nylon is laser cut, injecting a sense of modernity into tweeds, wools and jacquards.
To give the collection an overall boyish mood mixed with a sense of luxury, the collection boasts a palette of navy and emerald with hints of peachy pink – indicating a slightly more mature side of the Steven Tai woman.