Sunday, September 8, 2013
What: tribal patterns re imagined in soft, feminine silhouettes.
Take away: déshabillé dresses in shimmery tribal prints are paired with beautiful coats. Despite the array of beautiful colors, the effect is subtle yet elegant, thanks to the heavy use of Lurex thread fabrics that give the clothes a nice sheen. It's wonderful to see the label moving away from its signature print dresses or tees to do something more sophisticated, such as a tailored jacket in intricate prints. This is a strong collection that appeals to a wide range of personalities - from the meek to the vivacious.
What we love: the tailored jacket and overcoat in a beautiful tribal print. A kimono sleeve dress in a gorgeous hot pink print.
(Photos to come)
Friday, September 6, 2013
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What: workout clothes for the modern millenia
Take away: VPL has always been the go-to for hybrid between lounge wear and sportswear. By presenting the collection at a Chelsea's private school gym (with models exercising with trainers), designer Victoria Barlett has moved beyond her "inner-wear turns outer-wear" philosophy by turning workout wear into literal sportswear that transcends beyond the gym. VPL (named after the abbreviation - Visible Panty Lines) , despite the cross-over, still functions her sportswear among the core principal of functions, comfort and versatility. A tee-over a sports bra can easily be transformed into an elegant top fit for dinner. A jacket with bat-wing sleeves can be the perfect accessory to a LBD. The fact that Barlett has transformed clothing into a multi-functional wardrobe says a lot about the versatility in her designs.
What we love: the strappy color-blocked flat sandals that look like sneakers. They go perfectly with any VPL creations.
(Photo credit: The Fashionable Matilda)