The hands of the fashion calendar clock are a-turning; we sit in the sweltering heat of late July, yet our minds already wander ahead to the blustery chill of autumn…
A desolately beautiful expanse of shingle becomes the perfect backdrop for AW14’s gothic turn; Sophie Ka’s Victoriana gown – all frilled necklines and long sleeves – is swept into 2014 with Rokit’s masculine flats and pulled-up socks, while the ruched detailing and wide lapel of Vivienne Westwood ’s Anglomania overcoat offers the windswept romanticism of an Austen-esque heroine.
Embrace the greyscale washes of northern skies this winter and be swept away by the textural layering and intricate detailing of the season; who needs the the Spanish Riviera when you have the chic, understated beauty of the English coast.
Words: Joy Starkey
Dress by Sophia Kah , Socks by Wolford Vintage , Shoes from Rokit
Jumper Dress by McQ Alexander McQueen , Headpiece by Stephen Jones
Dress by Jenny Packham, Jacket by McQ Alexander McQueen
Jacket (worn underneath) and Trousers by Just Cavalli , Coat by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
Shirt by Karl Lagerfeld Dress by Issey Miyake
Dress by Sophia Kah
Dress by Sophia Kah, Socks by Wolford , Vintage Shoes from Rokit
Fashion – Victoria Gregory
Photography – Daniel Lehenbauer & Sarah Louise Johnson
Hair and Makeup – Oonah Anderson using Bobbi Brown
Model – Jessie Dunne @ Select