The collection takes inspiration from the model and Vogue photographer Lee Miller, whose black and white images during the thirties were very much part of the surrealist movement of the period, especially in Paris. Ekrelius focused particularly on Miller's relationship with photography and her energy, along with the feeling of something being kept a secret.
The 12 piece capsule collection combined Ekrelius' eye for symmetry and asymmetry, and of round and squared silhouettes adding volume, as seen in ballooned trousers. His ongoing love for Art-Deco was apparent, however this was modernised with use of vinyl, sheer panelling and poly blends.
Despite monochrome conjuring images and expectations of the boring and mundane, Ekrelius' focus on silhouettes and interesting contrasts of fabric ensure that all the pieces in his Autumn / Winter offering for 2014 are eclectic whilst being elegant. Standout pieces for me include the silk jumpsuits and sheer panelled dresses, however my absolute favourite look, seen below, was a full circle silk skirt, full of volume and glamour, that Ekrelius cleverly paired with a casual wool jumper. I absolutely adore outfits like this; casual mixed with luxury to me it is the epitome of chic.
Thank you to POP for inviting me and for hosting such a fabulous presentation.