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VPL by Victoria Bartlett
Tribal meets bohemian and goes back to the future at VPL‘s “Shadow” F/W 2010 Collection. The neck was again the body part in focus, adorned with layered knit, rope and sculptural bike-like wire necklaces. Balancing extravagant top-half garments, many models rocked neutral bathing suit bottoms or patterned leggings. Cropped jumpsuits, futuristic capes and asymmetrical pieces donned leather accents and the occasional cut-out, followed by a several piece finale of beige, taupe & cream bodysuits, swimwear and the punch-line design, all-wool voluminous one piece. The collection is truly “underwear, outerwear, anywhere.”Billy Reid
Using the woods as both his backdrop and inspiration, Billy Reid cleans up the scruffy lumberjack to modern city prep. Perfectly creased pants and carefully cuffed sleeves are accented with hunter caps, bow ties and casually wrapped scarves. This collection is ideal for the slightly meticulous detail dude who wants to dress to impress without trying too hard. The casual vibe of the collection impacted the models, who moved to the beats of the show’s soundtrack while waiting their turn in front of the paparazzi.
– Maria Eilersen