SICK Love Diana Flore S/S 2014

Rose thou art sick.

The invisible worm,

That flies in the night

In the howling storm:

Has found out thy bed

Of crimson joy:

And his dark secret love

Does thy life destroy.

(„The Sick Love” by William Blake)

„Sick Love” is not just the title of the poem written by William Blake, but also the inspiration for young designer Diana Flore’s Spring / Summer 2014 collection. The central motif of both the poetry and the collection is the rose, which can be seen both in literary form and as a symbol of love. The ,, illness that struck the rose is due to a worm that slipped under the wing of darkness, killing the flower. In this case, love is a sick feeling. The designer imagined a young woman named Rose who exuded feminity leaving behind her pastel shades of her thorny past. Her personality was developed under the shadow of male bites, showing her frailty hidden in intimacy. She was a wild one, you could recognize her across the flowery fields where she shined brighter than a star. The designer successfully combines brocade with metal rivets and golden details in a trashy-romantic look, but still very well defined. The silk veil and bicolor sequins successfully complete this appearance. Classic pieces such as high-waisted trousers, biker jackets and maxi dresses are reinterpreted in an agressive-sexy-romantic vision, Rose highlighting perfectly her personality through those. Pastel shades of pink, purple and beige alongside a floral handout joined with metal targets emphasize the idea of dualism, a continued battle between femininity, tenderness, purity on the one hand and frivolity, obsession and suffering on the other. SICK Love Collection Spring / Summer 2014 brings to the spotlight 10 looks and over 25 pieces, the rose being the central motif. One can rediscover jackets, pants and brocade bustiers, silky veil dresses and sequined bicolor jackets.


Model: Laura Firefly

Hair & MUA: Adriana Molnar / Mihaela Luca

Shoes: H&M

Text: Emanuel Iuhas