American Retro FW2014/15 Collection hit the highway of love in modern street style meets rock’n’roll glamour and French chic. American Retro girl sets off on Route 66 adventures in her large, grumbling Cadillac. With the snowy mountains in the background, she’s making stopovers at diners and motels, setting her mood between the ’50s and ’70s.
At nightfall, she enlightens the dark and frozen asphalt with the floodlights of her car. She’s wearing wintery sweaters and elongated skirts, her boyfriend’s checked shirts and pinstriped suits. The tiny mini skirt and big furry coat also make appearances. She’s borrowing from both men’s tailored style as well as a starlet’s wardrobe. Fur, wool, feathers and velvets are featured, alongside crinkly silver, bonded leather, shiny sequins and compact neoprene jerseys. The new season is all about cosy fabrics, glimmery dresses, shiny and matte fabrics, winter sport details and menswear tailoring.
Highlight pieces include stretch suede or bonded leather miniskirts, a shearlingsleeved coat, ribbed knit turtlenecks, velvet or knitted dresses, as well as flared skirt, dresses or pants. Dark hues marry unexpected red or pink tonalities. Graphics are borrowed from Pop Art and inspired by raindrops falling on the car’s windscreen.