A luxury women's ready-to-wear brand based in Copenhagen, YDE pieces are for "the confident woman; self-assured and knows what fits her best" as the press kit states. YDE's Danish designer Ole Yde, born and raised in Denmark, moved to Copenhagen at the age of eighteen to attend design school. He never graduated and instead left school to start his own label, creating one-of-a-kind dresses for private clients, which he still does today.
Seeing his collection for FW2015 in Paris solidified for me the thinking that graduating from a design school isn't the only option and that experience, perseverance and raw talent can indeed be enough. The Fall collection leveraged rich, elegant materials like cashmere, satin, silk, tweeds, silk crepe and precious furs. The cutting remains modern and understated.
Dresses appeared in jewel tones of bright turquoise with wonderfully flowing, long and trailing silhouettes behind the models. Shorter dresses came in tunic styles with an almost moroccan-inspired patterns paired with cute jackets trimmed with hits of fur. One of my favorites was a sapphire fur jacket (resembling a puffer) that went below the knee that had all the front row glitterati raising their iPhones in unison for the perfect capture.
Pleats were also a detail that appeared in this collection in the form of a lovely, long black and white number that showed off the pleats in front and back panels dusting the parquet French floor. YDE, while still a growing label, appears to have captured fans young and mature with a genuinely wearable collection that can only get refined over time. A very good effort by this young designer for Fall.