Celebrating the new with YDE
There aren’t many things more exciting than a new season. But for the team at Your Coffee Break we love to look forward to those lustworthy pieces that we hope will slink into our closets at some point. Danish designer Ole Yde of YDE has captured our hearts in this way with his SS15 collection. Albeit with a dramatic start to the show at Paris Fashion Week, the collection got off to a mesmerising start with a mix of East meets West in unique patterns and shapely silhouettes. A bold interpretation of luxurious decadent fabrics and prints with minimal and clean lines that added a sleek sharp edge to even the most feminine of pieces. We loved the play on textures, mixing leathers and silks and sheers for a harmonious ensemble and the lace up peekaboo heels did little to dispel our love for the collection.
In a sharp monochromatic palette peppered with navy and a delicious coral pink, the collection borders along the flirty feminine and the femme fatale; mixing iridescent mermaid-esque silks with a luxe take on the classic LBD. The collaboration of bold and delicate florals with houndstooth and grid patterns was a glorious continuation of the juxtaposition in the S/S15 collection, appearing on bold seventies inspired trousers and tailored minis. Wrap skirts were a recurring theme, with an origami inspired asymmetric finish in keeping with the eastern influence, also seen on some of the dress styles and the wrap got really dramatic on a gorgeous inky blue gown revealing a thigh split. The skirts were paired with frothy silk blouses, with prints or sheer sleeve detailing for added subtle sexiness and the short sharp bursts of black were just the injection of cool that Yde had in mind for the collection.
It’s no secret that the Scandi-girl is the girl of the moment. Whilst we will always have a love-affair with Parisian fashion, it’s Copenhangen and co’s moment in the sun. The minimalism in Scandi style is what makes it so desirable, and the combination with prints is definitely a strong influence from Paris and the wonderful art and inspiration in its surroundings. Yde’s talent is undeniable and his ability to combine the fine details of ruffles, brocades and sheer ethereal finishes with strong tailoring and minimal cuts is something few designers have in their arsenal. His ability to draw from East and West coupled with the brand’s Copenhagen origins and the wonders of Paris creates a real marriage of the senses and had us looking forward to the next look, and the next look, and…….
We are always happy to celebrate a new designer, and we feel that for Yde this is just the beginning. Despite the initial disruptions, they were forgotten within a second of seeing the first look and by the end of the show it was clear the clothes were all anybody would be talking about for a very long time. Some unsurprised by Yde’s Spring/Summer collection, knowing his ability to create stunning clothes, some completely taken aback, unaware of this man’s burgeoning creative talent. One thing’s for sure, after this breathtaking display, Yde’s star is on the up and as strong advocate of the Scandi-chic look this collection has definitely made its way onto the wish-list for SS15. We’ve got our eye on the shimmering ruffle blouse paired with brocade cigarette pants. Truth be told, we’ve got our eye on every piece, but we love imagining the impact this outfit would make in the YCB offices!