Actually I couldn't really wait until 4:00pm when the presentation was going to take place in the South Wing of Somerset House at LFW. I was far too curious! So, sneaking a couple of minutes between Mark Fast and Christopher Raeburn, I rushed like a wild child to get a glimpse of Pavane's AW2014, and I wasn't left disappointed.
Inspired by Sophie Calle, the French writer, photographer, installation and conceptual artist - the intimacy and vulnerability was palpable. The collection was tightly edited and each piece flowed into the next. The colours were stupendous with a burgundy that had me gasping for a Beaune 'Grand Cru'.
With pattern and textile design backgrounds, designers Georgina and Fiona provide the perfect aesthetic for a label that uses menswear as protective armour in contradiction to the soft female fluidity.
All fabrics are developed with mills in Japan, Italy and the UK. The crisp, sharp tailoring is broken by prints and special surface treatments, which like their muse Sophie Calle, provoke the kind of intense emotional response usually inspired by epic literature or film.
YES, in my case I NEED, I WANT!