Thursday, February 6, 2014

• Josie Natori • F/W14 •

Josie Natori founded the Natori Company. She presents at New York Fashion Week season after season but it was this time around she caught my eye.

Her designs are sharp and very wearable. She told WWD she was inspired by Russian folklore, 'pa
rticularly influenced by the traditional forms and ornate embellishments found in Russia's rich culture'. Josie also said 'this collection epitomises my love of everyday opulance'.

The openong look was a matching grey three-piece suit consisting of a coat, top and skirt. Black tights and below the knee boots finished off the look. Look 4 was a steel grey silk blouse, tapered trousers and a grey almost off the shoulder wool wrap cardigan. A statement necklace was paired to add to the folkloric Russian theme.

It was the marvelous faux Mongolian lamb skin jacket of look 11 and 12 that sold the collection for me. They oozed luxuriousness and embodied the theme. A red laser cut jacquard coat was another stand out piece. The four finale gowns were opulent and ladylike. The first of the four was grey and had square neckline, the second black long sleeve and vlelvet. The penultimate look, a deep plunging neckline black floor sweeping dress was amazing. Following that was the finale look. A black strapless gown. To add to the theatrics, a beaded statement choker necklace, finished it off.

With a perfume on the horizon, and many more prosperous endeavours for Josie Natori, I look forward to next seasons collection.

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