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NYFW: Sass & Bide SS14

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20130911-101701.jpgAustralian women’s fashion label Sass & Bide revealed its SS14 collection yesterday at NYFW. Naming their collection 'Freetown' the designs exhibited today were, in their own words, 'an exploration of mixed worlds'.

Their designs incorporate a mix of fresh prints and intricate hand embroidery. Prints on show today included perhaps their most stand-out print polka dot, alongside diamond plaid, and dogtooth- a daring and bold aesthetic typical of these designers from down under.

The collection blends rich tones including navy, blood red, white and gold to create a sumptuous palette of tones that is likely to dominate the high-street come SS14.

‘Embellishments celebrate the female form while modern lines honour the masculine’. This holistic approach is characteristic of Sass & Bides SS14 collection. Layering took on a whole new level when apparently mismatched prints were seamlessly blended in a package of couture on a whole new level. The most astonishing piece was a diamond-check blouse combined with monochrome print skirt-absolutely divine. Another stand-out piece was a printed two piece short and long-sleeved top that caught the eye of the audience instantly with pictures and first-hand initial reports causing a twitter storm.

Cinched in waists, skirts over trousers and double prints accurately describe their SS14 collection. Contributor: Helena Cartwright