Once upon a time, whimsical gowns embellished with fanciful details were paraded down the runways for Autumn 2014 – and like a princess to her Prince Charming, we fell in love at first sight. Designers like Alexander McQueen, Dolce&Gabbana and Alice + Olivia seem to have taken inspiration from the world’s most loved fairy tales and the result was a romantic visual feast. Check out some of the other looks that have similarly cast their spell on us.
Dolce&Gabbana showcased luxurious and darkly romantic looks for their Autumn Winter 2014, aptly titled “Enchanted Sicily”. Folklore-inspired appliques and embroideries such as princesses, swans, owls and foxes were given a gothic makeover. Our favourite? The sumptuous, hooded creation that floated in swathes of crimson silk, making its model look like a grown up Red Riding Hood.