Charlie May Spring Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear
The location was the St. Martins Lane Hotel. The room was airy, bright and white. Guests murmured and hushed amongst themselves until the music began, a remixed melodic version of The Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’, a reminiscent soundtrack to Charlie’s earlier days as a young girl. As the music began, out from beyond the floaty white draped floor-to-ceiling curtains, beautiful gazelle-like beings dressed in white and aqua walked around the room with purpose and pose, presenting Charlie May’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
The entire twenty-looks of the collection continued with the Nineties theme that we’ve witnessed over the last few months during SS13, with a fresh Wang-esque 21st century bias. Tomboy, garçon chic, whatever sartorial terminology you choose to use, was omnipresent throughout, softened with fluid silks, butter-soft leathers and metallic, slightly holographic rose-gold fabrications adding lustre and radiance and sporty mesh layering added depth and movement.
The finer details such as raw edges, leather bound poker-straight ponytails manifested a meticulous attention to detail, not to mention the white slip-on brogue, featuring silver zip detailing around the sole designed by Charlie May in collaboration with Hudson early next year (I NEED a pair of these in my life).
This SS14 collection is the best yet and frankly, there isn’t a bad word to say about this show-stopping presentation of aesthetics. The only words to summarise this sartorial offering I can think of are minimal perfection.