Spring / Summer 2011 (6)Spring / Summer 2011 | Uptown Twirl - Part 6

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Colour Your World…

Tired of the Winter Blues? Embrace Colour for an exhilarating burst of Summer freshness…

Right across the Spring / Summer 2011 runways, colour was used to make an impact. From zesty orange to candy pink – there are so many colour options waiting to be discovered!

Colour is bold, youthful and engrossing. Perfect for adding the finishing accent to an all black ensemble or why not go daring in complete colour. Whatever you choose, next season there is a rainbow of options for you to explore.

At MaxMara striking colour made the minimalist silhouettes pop. In sunshine yellow, succulent orange or gorgeous violet – the MaxMara collection is not for the faint hearted. Colour was also strong at Jil Sander, where gorgeous bright pieces were teamed with crisp white tees and shirts. Colour blocking then took centre stage. A green cargo jacket was worn with a pink shirt and yellow palazzo pants. Orange was worn with violet; red with pink and yellow. It was a standout collection that was reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s passion for colour. Designer, Raf Simons described his use of colour as: “A mille-feuille of color” or a ‘vanilla slice’ of colour…

Will you be bright & bold in fabulous colour? xx

 

Photos from style.com

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Designer Feature

Alex Perry…

Alex Perry is often referred to as Australia’s most glamorous fashion designer.

A title apt for Perry whose spectacular Haute Couture gowns are easily identifiable for their exquisite beauty; whimsical cascading fabrics; and pure ‘fairytale’ red carpet glamour. 

About Alex Perry

With a long list of ever so stylish celebrity fans – from Jennifer Lopez to Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman to Miranda Kerr – Perry is renowned for his magnificent evening gowns, high glamour and prestige quality.

Opening his first atelier in Sydney in 1992, Perry has shown annually at Australian Fashion Week since 1997. The Alex Perry brand has since grown to encompass Haute Couture, Red Carpet, Ready-To-Wear and Bridal.

With his distinct style and quick wit, Perry is also an accomplished media personality. Appearing as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, Perry is the only judge to have been involved in all six seasons.

Alex Perry collections are available internationally in select boutiques and his flagship store in Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade encompasses all of his labels.     

Alex Perry & Waterford Crystal

It was a world-first when Perry recently partnered with Waterford Crystal to create three spectacular couture gowns.

As the king of glamour, sparkle and beauty were always anticipated; however, the three exquisitely enchanting gowns exceeded to surpass all expectation – sweeping you away in pure romanticism, elegance and drama.  

Perfectly capturing the beautiful allure of the luxurious crystal label, Perry ‘s couture gowns align with his signature aesthetic. In a glistening colour palette of lilac and creamy nude, the gowns are made with hundreds of metres of tulle and embellished with Waterford Crystal chandelier droplets in an assortment of cuts and sizes. The tulle is wrapped, draped and perfectly placed to embrace the body around corseted bodices which are encrusted with crystal. The result… illuminating, couture radiance, virtually too exquisite for words.

While other designers have collaborated on stemware and giftware ranges with Waterford Crystal in the past (including the likes of Marc Jacobs, Jasper Conran and John Rocha), this was the first time a designer has extended and translated the brand in fashion. And it was a partnership that could only have been celebrated with such refined elegance and fairytale-like glamour with Alex Perry.

Alex Perry S/S 2010/11

Entitled Arabian Princess, Perry’s Spring / Summer 2010/11 collection is an enchanting mix of sharp tailoring, whimsical evening gowns, lace and embellishment.

The collection was a schooling in luxurious elegance, decedent dressing and shimmering beauty. Held at Sydney’s Fox Studios the 130 metre long runway, wrapped around a 1,000 strong crowd all eager to see the luxurious glamour Perry is renowned for.

There were feathers, sequins, beading and even an exotic zebra print – transporting the audience to a starry Arabian night. Models wore voluminous hair with dark, seductive eye make-up and a mask of shimmering glitter.

Sexy yet sophisticated, innately detailed yet not over done. From cocktail dresses to red carpet evening gowns, it is a collection that exuded fierce femininity with intricate beauty.

For more beautiful Alex Perry creations, visit the official website: www.AlexPerry.com.au .

What do you think of Alex Perry’s S/S collection? xx

 

Photos from alexperry.com.au | fashionising.com | theknot.com.au

Accessories

Fashion Trends

Through The Looking Glass…

 

It Wouldn’t Be Summer Without Some Seriously Chic Sunglasses…

Spring / Summer 2011 Sunglasses are all about the drama! Striking shapes and dynamic colour will make your sunglasses scream look at my gorgeous face!

From Fendi to Prada, Stella McCartney to Christian Dior – sunglasses were the ‘IT’ item of the Spring / Summer 2011 collections. Whether they were oval, round or square shaped; or something seemingly straight from Alice In Wonderland; – sunglasses are meant to make a statement.

At Jil Sander ‘too cool for school’ aviator frames took the crisp collection to the next level. At Christian Dior and Marni it was all about 1950’s chic. Meanwhile, Prada took sunglasses design to the next level. 

My absolute favourites… Fendi’s colour mixing frames (featured above & right). Love the big statement shape and coloured gradient lenses. So playful yet so chic!

Embrace statement making shades for summer xx

Happy Friday! xx

 

All photos from style.com

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