Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Colin Horgan SS14

Concrete Collar were lucky enough to attend Colin Horgan's Spring Summer '14 show last week as part of the Dublin Fashion Festival. The final year fashion student at the Limerick School of Art and Design continued to impress us with his innovative collection. While his signature style is evidently evolving, androgynous themes resumed and a heightened sense of femininity emerged through his use of sheer, delicate fabrics. 

The collection navigated its way over a predominantly monochrome paletteculminating in the strong clean lines of sheer and opaque silk organza in his dresses. Flashes of bold orange (rubber) and cobalt blue brought vibrancy to the collection, perfect for the warmer months. The striking geometric motifs, vivid use of colour and loin cloth inspired skirts evoked tribal influences. The flesh exposing pieces and the use of transparent fabric gave air and light to his SS14 collection. 

We were particularly drawn to the several structured jumpers which incorporated geometric cut-outs, exaggerated padding and distinctive panelling. Paired with double slit leather skirts and pleated minis these are top of our wish list. Add in a harness backpack in patent leather for good measure.

Contrasting structure and transparency, the collection suggests a confidence and vigour which we really admire. Props for the understated soundtrack choice too. We can't wait to see how this designer's career progresses. 

You can check out Colin's website here and pre-order SS14 at Project 51 at 51 South William Street, Dublin 2.

As ever all photography is our own.

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  1. Such a great post with amazing photos. Some really cool clothes!