The Emilio De La Morena Fall 2014 Collection Reverted to Spanish Roots

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jun 4, 2014 • References: style and style
While the past few seasons have been spend focusing on daywear, this time around the Emilio De La Morena Fall 2014 Collection asserted itself as a maestro of the party dress.

As the designer explained after his show, he was inspired to return to first principles by a reengagement with his Spanish roots. Specifically, contemplating Goya's alleged mistress, the Duchess of Alba and considering how to evoke her Baroque carnality in a modern way.

Lots of velvet was used in the show, which is the most sensuous of materials. The ruched, tri-color dress that closed the show was a particular red-carpet ready highlight, and ruffles were long and soft, super-sized and pleasingly sculptural. Mongolian fur was dyed in various shades of pink and was another key texture.