Perfect fall-ready warm and chic clothes are right here in the newest Edun fall/winter 2014-2015 collection, presented at New York Fashion Week fall 2014! It’s all about showing that wearing cozy pieces in fall doesn’t mean sacrificing your style over comfort! On the contrary, the new Edun line radiates a comfy attitude with its sporty, fluffy clothing pieces that apparently were inspired from Africa. The creative director of the brand, Danielle Sherman was impressed at the African textiles of the 1880s she saw in the Quai Branly museum of Paris, which led to this perfection. “What was interesting to me was the natural, earthy colors,” she said, explaining her choice of the subdued color palette, including lots of grays, creams, camels and blacks.
The Edun fall/winter 2014-2015 collection can be classified into four color groups: gray that opened the show, followed by black and camel that got later interrupted by soft cream shades and then again black, which dramatically closed the collection. There was no room for prints and patterns in the collection, except for some very slight touches of stripes and geometric shapes, usually created with different hues of the same color.
Texture and materials take center stage in the Edun fall/winter 2014-2015 collection. Alpaca and wool were mostly brushed upwards for a fuzzy effect, on which the designer noted: “There was a lot of fabric manipulation. Even though it’s fall, I wanted to keep it light.” Well, light it may not be, but just perfect for the gloomy days of fall and winter!
The next important trend visible in the entire Edun fall/winter 2014-2015 collection is knitwear. You could see knitted tunics, sweaters, knitted skirts and dresses in all the four main shades of the line. The use of the long fluffy scarves for designing creative tops is another noteworthy aspect of the new Edun line. Here they were wrapped on the front, while the back part was mostly transparent and lace, showing the designer’s concept of “fabric manipulation” once again.
Sherman stated that she strived to make the line playful, and judging form the wonderful creations flooding the Edun fall/winter 2014-2015 collection, we can certainly say, she made it!
Photos courtesy of Vogue