Les Copains fall winter 2014 collection marked the return of Graeme Black, who fell out of the Milan fashion circuit in 2007, when he left his post as creative consultant for Salvatore Ferragamo.
Seven years later and into a new decade, Black's efforts in only his first season really boosted the allure of the brand, which last season was a ship sailing aimlessly without a real captain and it really showed.
His knack for knitwear was evident in the fall winter lineup. Mixed with skinny riding pants and stiletto boots, angora, mohair and cashmere tops and oversized dresses exuded sexiness even though their contours cancelled out the curvatures of a woman's body.
The rest of the collection, even evening wear was forgiving on the female form. Using more rigid materials like neoprene and asymmetrical lines -- shifts and t-shirt dresses were catapulted into the evening wear.
A butterfly theme was evident in fanciful sleeves, innovative peplums, stencil prints and applique' like shards of mirror tiles embroidered onto garments in the form of Lepidopteras.
To the tune of Vangelis' "One More Kiss, Dear" the collection commenced and closed. And like the song which recounts a somber farewell and promise of return, Black made his comeback as creative director of Les Copains.
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Les Copains Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2013
Les Copains Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Spring Summer 2013