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A bitter-sweet love story, velvet johnstone’s A/W13 collection is hauntingly dark and romantic. Subtly embracing a nostalgic mood juxtaposed with neo grunge styling, sumptuous silk gowns are given a twist using reflective print, linear diamond references mapping out body contours sit softly until awakened with light. Heritage waxed jackets, luxuriously lined with the Johnstone clan tartan have reflective flashes sitting subtly under storm flaps, heavily beaded under-collars giving a lavish suggestion. A cool cropped beaded tulle T-shirt flirts with a billowing tulle skirt, layered up with a chunky cable knit to enrich the textural f eel of the collection. Silhouettes are both retrospective and modern. Dreamy yet powerful with clean curved shoulders, exaggerated hourglass and long elegant fluid shapes. The signature jumpsuit gown metamorphoses into demure silk lined wool, clean cut and minimal. Colour pallets remain simple and neutral with a sensuous pink centrepiece in a softly sculpted mohair dress. Fusing luxurious textured mohair, delicate angoras with metallic sweatshirts with silk jersey and reflective print, a pretty yet androgynous feel is aroused offering a balance within the collection, an element of contradiction is again at the heart of design this season which is so signature to the brand.
About the Designer
cheryl isabell is based in london , United Kingdom.
Velvet Johnstone is an East London based womanswear label establishing a genuine niche for itself in the world of contemporary luxury fashion, creating modern and seductive work through innovative design and complex pattern cutting.
Fusing luxurious and hi-tech new fabrics and styling with the harder, masculine edge of tailoring to create complex yet feminine collections and bespoke designs for private clients in the know.