John Richmond’s spring summer 2014 woman is a biker babe all year long. Even in the hot months, this rolling stone keeps her cool in python-accented tops and dresses and tight leather pants.
Sheer black tops and pants were lined with nothing more than black panties and thong underwear -- for a girl who really isn't afraid of a scandal. Perhaps we might see those pants on the local red carpet on some of the flawless physiques of the Italian showgirls and TV actresses who incited a paparazzi riot front row.
Feminine tailoring pervaded through evening wear: heart-shaped bodices, split-leg floor length gowns and pleated skirts were doused in black and spruced up with leather embellishments.
The rest of the collection unfurled like a motorcycle voyage through desert Bedouin lands. Every inch of the sartorially clean mini and floor-length dresses, doused in black, orange, yellow, and lime green, were covered in intricate beaded North African-inspired patterns. So adorned were they, that some of the beads popped off the dresses and rolled off the runway. Nobody fell off their killer heels. Thank goodness!
Backstage, through a closer look at accessories and footwear, clutches in vivid tangerine and wild printed shoes with zebra print and feathers, as well as grass green satin heels with beaded accents, provided the collection with a fresh seasonal look.
"I like to dress as many women as possible," Richmond told Now Fashion backstage, amid a media frenzy. The designer went on to say that, "This collection is for a woman who knows what she wants. What's most important is that she is confident and isn't afraid to be the black sheep.”
"I like to dress as many women as possible […] This collection is for a woman who knows what she wants. What's most important is that she is confident and isn't afraid to be the black sheep," Richmond told Now Fashion backstage, amid a media frenzy.