Day-2’s finale was presented by premier luxury designer label Élan who showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, ‘Art Struck Élan’ at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014. A merger of art and fashion, the collection drew inspiration from vintage art and fashion illustrations, in particular the work of celebrated illustrator Rene Grau. ‘Art Struck Élan’ featured a series of bespoke fabrics, adorned with panoramic art scenes, splashes of paint on vintage maps, sequined cheese bites, bullets, lipsticks, polka dots, graffiti, tincture bottles and comic text. Soft, feminine and old world silhouettes crafted from cascading silks and organza formed the base of the collection. Voluminous skirts, balloon hemlines, taffeta ruffles, midi skirts, flared palazzos, quirky blazers, peplum jackets, tanks tops, jumpsuits and dresses made it a complete collection with pieces that could be worn together or separately. Key collection trends were well-tailored ensembles with combinations of loose-cut silhouettes paired with cinch waisted tops infused in print and colour – art-wear for the summer.
Check out the collection