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During Day 2 of MBFWA I attended Kate Sylvester's Spring Summer 2013/2014 show 'The Last Sitting', a collection exploring the bittersweet life of the most talked about, Hollywood icon and blonde bombshell, Marilyn Munroe. Drawing inspiration from her complex, conflicted and charismatic beauty, the collection combines both light and shade, where "The light is captured in lipstick pink silks, swirling organzas and white linens... the dark steals in with frayed fabric edges, scattered pearls and dusty roses". We also see a strong contrast in feminine vs masculine pieces that allude to Marilyn's relationships with American Major League Baseball player, Joe DiMaggio, playwright Arthur Miller and first husband James Doherty. Tan and white leather skirts and jackets with baseball stitching represent DiMaggio's baseball mitts and ball whilst button down shirts and tailored suiting hint at Miller's work attire. My favourite trends from the collection include the highly feminine combination of sheer silk with embroided detailing and sporty tan leather/denim baseball caps. Not to mention the hot pink lips that set off each look. Overall Kate Sylvester's latest collection is a modern and re-freshing take on the life of Marilyn Munroe.