There seems to be some Luella-Marc Jacobs telepathy going on (‘ello gigantic head-adorning bows!). Luella’s S/S 09 collection was one of my all-time favorites with its singular, almost-clashing color palette, dainty gloves, tweed, and frills galore. This time around, Miss Bartley created a much more simplistic and pared down assemblage, yet not without a touch of twee (namely those Peter Pan collars and giant neckline heart cut-outs!).
Luella’s focus on solid colors and a few polka-dotted pieces evoked a 60s era feel, while Christopher Kane’s bring us back about a decade earlier. His gingham experiment resulted in a sort of risque 50s housewife, but with modern forms, very ad rem to today!
Stumbling upon Erdem’s collection, I found myself completely head-over-flats! I love the romantic florals and lace and how he wasn’t afraid to play with 3-d structure.
As far as London goes, Charles Anastase has to take the cake (er, biscuit?). How can you not love his giant tent-like prairie dresses? I also admired his riskier constructions (namely the bottom two looks), which reminded me a tad of Rei Kawabuko.
Who’s ready for Italy and Paris? ON Y VA!