BACKSTAGE| Belle Sauvage AW14

Today Fashion Scout welcomed back Belle Sauvage to Freemasons' Hall. For years the duo have delivered collections that embody a complete picture of a modern, sophisticated yet very feminine woman. Virginia Ferreira and Chris Neuman have created a name for their statement pieces that present avant-garde silhouettes and original signature prints.

Backstage, as the Belle Sauvage pair and their team prepare for their AW14 show, each model is being made up with a team of five hair and make up stylists per girl. The Toni & Guy hair stylists are furiously combing back hair in order to create a sleek hairstyle, and the pressure is on after AW13’s dip dye fringes we all loved.

Beauty appears to be a key concept in this Autumn/ Winter collection. The signature prints are back with a bang with large red and black lipsticks infused with gold chains adding an urban feel to this seasons work. The rails display cropped quilted jackets, leather trims and cinched waists to present a cool combination of urban-contemporary and sports-lux.

A colour palette of gold black white and red adds an element of Western opulence whilst the juxtaposing Eastern attitude is offered through quirky cat characters.

The two designers are based between London and Luxembourg, but each season they choose London as their platform- and we are so glad. Everyone is intrigued to see how the looks will be transformed onto the catwalk today. Good luck to the Belle Sauvage team.

By Emily Black, (@emilyy_black)
Photography by Jamike Latif (@JamikeLatif), taken on the fashion forward LumixGM1 (@PanasonicUK)