El Romancero Gitano: Carin Wester SS14

August 27, 2013 BY OBI ANYANWU


Carin Wester founded her eponymous line in 2003 and was quickly noticed for her androgynous womenswear line. Since being awarded "Newcomer of the Year" by Swedish Elle in 2004 and nominated "Designer of the Year" by Elle Magazine in 2005, Wester has been a designer to watch worldwide.

Wester's SS14 collection is all about femininity and is dedicated to the latin women with flirty eyes and a strong personality. The collection is not about an empowered working girl or a city girl who's world is her oyster, but about a woman's natural attitude and the beauty of the female body.

The confident and at times exotic collection consists of elegant, yet oversized tailoring and sheer and lace patterns and dresses. The light grey and cream color palette is offset by the black pieces in the collection, but they both tell the same story of the woman that though she make look as delicate as the flowers that were carried on the runway, the confidence and strength is present in her aura (especially in the models' strong gaze as they walked down the runway).

Click a photo below to start the slideshow, and click page two for more photos from the show.

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