Pretty In Pink
As style icon Audrey Hepburn once said: ‘I believe in pink…’
From the lightest loveliest pastel to delicious vivid shades of candy – pink always packs the perfect punch.
This coming Spring / Summer season, many Designers have embraced this charming tone – perfect for a sweet Summer romance. Not too girly and not too precious – pink is bold, optimistic and arrestingly alluringly.
From Yves Saint Laurent to Ralph Lauren, Chanel to Prada – pink enlivens the senses and evokes a nostalgic sweetness. My favourite though, the bold, bright shade of candy at Valentino – delectable enough to eat!
On the runway, pink was worn with black to add a toughened edge to this adorable tone. Or why not be daring and simply wear pink from head to toe…
Pink Inspiration From The Spring / Summer 2012 runways
Will you be pretty in pink? xx
Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / style.com
Be inspired by this iconic print in sweet silhouettes for a romantic Summer…
Channel the darling 50’s loveliness of Betty Draper and Lucille Ball in ‘pretty picnic’ gingham shirtdresses, sunning suits & even chequered pastel pumps.
From Jil Sander to Rochas, Tommy Hilfiger and more, the Spring / Summer 2011 collections were filled with pretty ginghams and sweet poplin pieces perfect for whimsical Summer dressing.
Adding a touch of ‘country club’ polish to your look, checks evoke an innocent yet sweetly seductive appeal. Interpreted in fresh, modern ways on the runway, checks in delightful pastel tones have a fresh yet nostalgic touch.
Will you call ‘checkmate’ on Summer dressing? xx
Photos from style.com
Fashion Inspired By Art
For Spring / Summer 2012, fashion takes a masterclass from the world of art.
The Spring / Summer 2012 collections were ablaze with artistic references. At Rodarte, Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’ were exquisitely printed onto 50’s inspired dresses, creating breathtakingly beautiful & quite simply stunning result.
Giles Deacon drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s ‘Silver Clouds’. Raf Simons equally created an extraordinary fashion-art moment when he turned to Picasso ceramics for a modernist take on knitwear at Jil Sander.
Sculptors were also a great reference of inspiration. At Burberry, Christopher Bailey found inspiration in the work of sculptor Henry Moore. While Mary Katrantzou explored the work of John Chamberlain’s crushed-car sculptures. Aluminium cans substituted for car parts in her beautiful abstract creations. Minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra’s metal structures were the starting point for Nicole and Michael Colovos first runway collection for Helmut Lang.
Meanwhile, Dries Van Noten collaborated with photographer James Reeve, using imagery from his Lightscapes series.
I believe fashion is an art form – especially in the case of Haute Couture. Do you see Fashion as an art form all it’s own? I would love to hear your thoughts. xx
Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk
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