Les Copains Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2014 Milan
References to artists Mondrian and Georgia O'Keeffe were key elements of Les Copains spring and summer 2014 women's collection.
Mondrian's artwork provided a powerful color palette of red, black, and white. The Dutch painter's bold brushstrokes were seen on the stark leather trim, obi belts paired with fanciful patterns, and silky sheer flamboyant blouses.
O'Keeffe's exaggerated floral renderings inspired the maxi floral poppy prints that infused this collection with a more girly edge, and were emblazoned on classic smocks, blouses, and whimsical skirts. Ribbed orange and white sweaters paired with orange pencil skirts, punctuating this array with a sense of spring.
A layered effect largely incorporating chunky knits, also involved silky trim, brocades and rhinestone studded fabrics - all in one outfit. A play on layering also involved lace and floral print.
Asymmetrical wrap coats, linear raincoats, stiff puff pleated 60's inspired ensembles, and cuffed leather pants injected a dose of seriousness.
Black check, floral petal and striped patterned tops and skirts, and silky pantsuits and dresses dominated for evening wear, revealing the collection's glam side. Topped off with a few ruffled collar numbers featuring sexy plunging necklines, the collection finally achieved a sense of cohesiveness.