Remembering L’Wren Scott’s Style Spectaculars
Beginning life as a catwalk model, walking for the likes of Thierry Mugler and Chanel, the infectious industry transported Scott into the world of styling, where her dynamic eye for all things design fuelled her inner passion for designing her own clothing line. Although Scott’s life was cut all too short, her fashions will remain truly triumphant and inspirational for aspiring future style talents.
Titled, Little Black Dress, her first collection launched in 2006 and presented the initiative of wearable, versatile garments that encapsulated all manors of blacks to the utmost. This enchanting and intriguing emerging assembly of fashions radiated throughout her often demure, sometimes sensual, and forever solicitous collections, distinguishing an aura of feminine opulence.
Clothing wasn’t the only shining area of her talents. In the fall/winter 2009 collection, Scott marked the launch of her signature, Italian-made shoes titled Bois de Boulogne, and a year later she ventured into the world of beauty, collaborating with Lancôme and created a make up collection, which followed by the debut of her first fragrance sold exclusively at Barney’s. A line of luxurious framed handbags marked the start of a successful year in 2011, and a year later Scott introduced the launch of her classic eyewear range that featured a chic, contemporary twist. Her most successful collaboration however was with Banana Republic in 2013, where we witnessed an exclusive holiday collection including women’s accessories and apparel.
Banana Republic collaboration
Absorbing such success since the brand’s launch almost eight years ago, L’Wren Scott engrossed a loyal celebrity following, captivating many influential female clients including Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker, who paraded her most lust-worthy creations down a number of high profile red carpet events.
A philosophy exuding timeless style infused with modern classic pieces that are suited to both day and evening, highlights the overall aura that Scott’s designs embody. Many influential tastemakers in the world adopted an adoring passion for her sexy signature silhouettes and unique intricate construction that ultimately sculpt and flatter the body. Appreciating the upmost luxury, beautiful fabrics along with perfect detailing are the overriding style elements that entice Scott’s customers to her designs.
Spring/Summer 2014 RTW was to be her final collection that she would be apart of, showcasing a Japanese-inspired range, presenting sumptuous fabrics, highly structured designs, glorious embroideries and extravagant embellishments. These lasting garments echo Scott’s amazing capabilities that will be tragically missed yet admired for the forcible future.
Words by Katie Farley
Freelance Fashion Stylist & Fashion Writer
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