A Crisp White Summer Awaits
While I have been waiting with baited breath for Fall (to bring out my new minimalism wardrobe essentials…aka the cape!), after seeing the wonderful New York shows I am already dreaming straight ahead to Spring!
Spring/Summer 2011 looks set to be two fun, vibrant seasons. Seasons that will say bye bye to restraint and hello to bright white, colour, prints and sheer exuberance.
NY Favourite Looks: White Wonderland
White, white, white! My favourite summer shade and what looks set to be next seasons must do colour! I will go as far to say white will be the new camel of 2011! It’s fresh, pure and striking. It also does wonders for a lovely summer glow. White can add an unexpected dash of crisp, classic, sophistication to any look… just think what a white tee can do for jeans.
NY Favourite Collections Part 2:
After seeing Michael Kors collection, next Summer I will definitely be heading to the Hamptons! Starting the collection with fresh white looks created a breezy, luxe optimism that stayed present throughout the show. The collection then went on to introduce a spectacular colour palette of fresh grass green, vibrant daffodil yellow, delicious candy pink and splashes of creamy purple and blue added in for beautiful measure. Luxe grey and crisp white broke up the collection throughout.
I loved the casual, chic feel of this collection. Crisp cotton and draped jersey in loose silhouettes made dreams of relaxing by the pool materialise from the catwalk. Meanwhile grey cardigans were worn oversized and cozy.
My Michael Kors must haves….
The yellow shift dress (pictured 2nd row) is one of my absolute must-haves for next season! I WANT IT NOW! I also adore the grey cashmere sweatshirt and sequined trouser combination… magnifique!
Sheer organza, swiss eyelet and faded denim created a sexy yet sweet collection at Thakoon. Soft and pretty, the collection mainly in white with cornflower blue touches, before building to black, featured light layering, wispy blue blouses and breezy feminine dresses. Thakoon’s pieces embodied the essential cool, effortlessness you desire in a wearable summer wardrobe. Touches of sharp tailoring in pure white also created some strong looks.
My top choice at Thakoon….
The wispy, light cornflower blue dress is my favourite Thakoon look (pictured 2nd row). Appearing weightless and goddess-like, this dress will demand an entrance at any Spring Wedding or Pool Party.
Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer collection took an unexpected turn away from corseted structure this season. Instead we saw loose silhouettes and soft draping. Electric shades of ultraviolet and sunshine yellow added notes of the unexpected to her main colour palette of: blush pink, soft brown, silver, white and black. With a nod to the 60’s, Beckham’s dress shapes were beautiful, feminine and fun. Exposed zippers running down the back and soft seams on the front of dresses, were subtly sexy.
My essential Victoria Beckham pieces….
Two of my favourite dresses from the whole of NY Fashion week appeared in this collection! Firstly the white pleat shoulder bell dress with silver waist (pictured at the very top of this page). And secondly the white optical print flare dress (pictured centre of the 2nd row). I love, love, love them!
Marc Jacobs Is A Genius!
Marc Jacobs Spring / Summer 2011 collection was a beautiful blast from the past. The clear seventies inspiration was brought to life in a gorgeous colour palette of muted shades of gold, pink, coral, mauve, cinnamon and copper.
From the very first look through to the last, Jacobs had me dreaming of Studio 54, dancing all night and beautiful style icon Jerry Hall in glamorous Saint Tropez. It also had references to Yves Saint Laurent’s influential ‘Ballets Russes’ collection from 1976. Seductive, vibrant and with laid-back sexiness; Marc Jacob’s envisioned Spring / Summer is set to be a jubilant, colourful affair!
There were hot pants, halter dresses and strapless jumpsuits slit high on the thigh. Voluminous peasant dresses and tops; sweet crochet swimwear; high-waisted bellbottom trousers; prints on silk as well as an ode to the traditional Missoni Zigzag pattern. Slinky, soft fabrics were worn with wide leather belts while overall mid-calf length prevailed for elegant, chic summer dressing.
Oversized flowers were worn in the model’s big crimped hair or at the neck or on the waist. Dramatic eye make-up made a strong statement, while the model’s feet were adorned with gold glitter platforms. Models carried clutches or chain-link shoulder bags. Then Jodie Foster’s wide-brimmed straw hats almost straight from Taxi Driver took the collection to the next level. The styling was simply put… decadently delicious!
While I have been looking forward to Fall, Marc Jacobs seventies luxe glamour and drama, now has me dreaming ahead to Spring! I love, love, loved this collection! Because as I said above, Marc Jacobs is a genius after all!
To view the complete Marc Jacobs Spring / Summer 2011 collection, please visit: www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2011RTW-MJACOBS
Are you feeling the 70’s vibe? Do you love or loathe the new Marc Jacobs Collection? x