Add Winter White to Your Uniform With Zadig & Voltaire
Zadig & Voltaire designer Cecilia Bonstrom took military clothing as her starting point for Autumn/Winter 2014, with a show that kicked off with a series of glamorous parkas with fur trims, army striped jackets, and utility details. Bonstrom told POPSUGAR Fashion backstage at the show that "I went back to the origins, the military, the knits, the layering, how we put one material on the other." Given a feminine overhaul with patchwork details, pops of purple and orange that were meant to give a little humor to the pieces, and even a dash of sparkle, the looks were far from uniform but still had a tomboy vibe that will appeal to the label's European fanbase.
Multicolored sequins appeared on casual pieces like overalls, hooded sweatshirts, and tank tops, making them more appropriate for evening, while supershort minidresses with plunging necklines added a touch of Parisian attitude, especially when topped by the brand's signature Lily biker jacket. The show finished with arguably the most memorable looks: a series of "very thick" knits in dramatic Winter white, with exaggerated sleeves, fringing, and a slouchy, bohemian feel, worn over sequinned dresses with laid-back accessories, as if the model had thrown a cardigan over her party dress to pop out for croissants following a big night.