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Charming Prints Light up the Runways

"Fashion week is about celebrating the industry we’re in and gathering friends and industry people together."
                                                                         -Alice Temperley

Temperley London Spring 2014
Pretty prints, feminine silhouettes, and all colors of the rainbow have been on display this month in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. It's no surprise that the dresses from Temperley London were ultra-feminine and full of charm. Alice Temperley is an expert at designing pretty clothes for women. Season after season, she puts on a good show.

Talbot Runhof Spring 2014
One designer that experimented with a new look is Victoria Beckham. She strayed from her usual militant and office-ready design aesthetic by adding an all around lighter feel to her spring 2014 collection. The pieces are still minimalistic, but with less buttoned-up stiffness. She also embraced the concept of layering, which is perfect for the changing seasons. “It’s just me,” Beckham said when referring to her new designs. “It’s everything I want to wear!”

Another collection full of girlish silhouettes and clever prints was Talbot Runhof's. Comprised of Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof, this Munich-based design team is mostly known for its red carpet looks. For spring 2014, the two designers pulled inspiration from Barbra Streisand. There was a lot of emphasis on geometric prints and some looks featured built-in capes. Who doesn't want to feel like a superhero?

This week I constructed a top using a Marc Jacobs polka dot cotton voile. The print is very retro chic, so I added a peter pan collar to make it reminiscent of a past decade. I also purchased a black suiting fabric made of rayon, wool, and lycra for an a-line skirt to complement the top.