LFW AW14: Charlie May

Charlie May displayed her autumn/winter 14 collection in an all-white showspace at the Oxo Tower, South Bank. May took inspiration from her hometown, Devon, for this collection, focusing on the rugged, windswept environment. Models hair was swept to one side and make up was pale and fresh-faced. Textures from the landscapes were reflected in the Monglian fur and pony skin used within the collection.

Simple, grunge-inspired aesthetic, short hem lines teamed with chunky, roll neck sweaters, cropped pants in leathers, satin’s and slits across the knee and a beautiful fur trimmed coat. The outfits were completed with white, chunky, tread sole trainers and schoolboy felt hats in collaboration with milliner, Gigi Burris.

The overall look was minimalist with clean lines and monochromatic colour scheme juxtaposed with navy. With a collection of the upmost simplicity, May managed to manufacture pure ease and effortlessness. The girls looked elegant, comfortable and giving off an androgynous feel.

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by Annie Fong
Images courtesy of Charlie May/Simon Armstrong