Loris Diran Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 13, 2013 | by Max Gordon
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Loris Diran’s focus on accentuation of the distinction between the upper and lower body was best exemplified by this Spring’s centerpiece; named for his close friend and jewelry designer, Diran’s Gulnara Gown was built of a silk, fitted, strapless top that spilled into a gown whose fabric was spotlighted by the simplicity of the dress’ cut. Diran’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection drew most of its inspiration from Art Week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The collection made heavy use of sand, bronze, and cream colors and employed lightweight cottons and silk; these neutral tones were juxtaposed by Diran’s use of electric blue accents which fostered aesthetics reminiscent of central Asian royalty.
Diran’s creativity showed through in his women’s clothing, whereas his Men’s line was simplistic and seemed engineered to showcase the fabrics and understated palette of his 2014 collection. In possibly the furthest escape of the predominately Uzbek influence, Diran included a cotton tweed dress with sapphire sleeves, this piece was particularly stunning, not only because of its uniqueness, but for the way it gave less attention to the hips than his other pieces, which pulled attention toward the stunning color on the sleeves. The piece was coupled with a beautiful GULI necklace, a lovely example of Gulnara Karmiova’s jewelry, which made frequent appearances in the show.
Despite a simplistic men’s line, the beautiful fabrics, soft color palette with tasteful accents of bright blues and oranges, and spiritual central Asian influence of his 2014 Summer and Spring collection has me convinced that this year will be exciting for new and enduring Loris Diran admirers alike.
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