On the list of shows I was excited for at London Fashion Week was PPQ, who usually have youthful and colorful collections. So imagine my disappointment to walk away from the collection feeling very uninspired. It’s colorful yes, but overall has a very tacky and cheap feel to it…that’s not something you would expect to be walking down the runway for London Fashion Week.
A fashion show usually starts with one of its strongest looks, so when the left look came first I was already feeling a bit on edge. The design of it is something I don’t like…but what bothers me about it is is how cheap the materials appear. You see that as well in the purple ruffled number of the right. I also hate the hair and makeup. I mean, I really hate it. Its very disappointingly tacky, not fun or youthful.
I do love the vibrancy of the above red number, but I’ve never been a fan of the mullet-dress trend and am disappointed to see it hasn’t yet retired. As well, the material looks very cheap. And what is with the shoes of this collection? Mock-Birckenstocks do not high fashion make. If you cut the mullet off this I think it would be much more tolerable.
More colorful and sloppy looks came down in green and yellows. When I look at this I am able to put my finger on why I most dislike this collection, it really is poorly fitted to the models.
The above white and black numbers are probably the strongest of this collection. They’re the best fits on the model and have the best design. I actually really love the neckline of the black dress, it seems like something you’d see from Versace and is more along the lines of what I was hoping for in this collection.
So, overall you can tell I’m not impressed by the Spring 2014 collection from PPQ. It’s really disappointing. After a fantastic week at NYFW with really well crafted pieces, this looks like a very amateur collection. I think if they chose better fabrics and tailored the clothes to fit the models better, these designs would’ve come off the catwalk better. But as it stands I think this is a very sloppy and unpolished collection that really undermines the reputation PPQ has built. Huge disappointment here 🙁 But, there’s always next time!
To see the full collection and view more (better) work PPQ, visit their website.
All photos credited to Zimbio.