September 3, 2012
by fashion pulse contributor
[All sketches courtesy of the respective designers]
Calypso St. Barth
These breezy fabrics and flowing designs will have everyone itching to escape on an island getaway. Influenced by the vibrant colors and patterns of Marrakesh, Calypso St. Barth takes their famously beachy style to an exotic extreme. The incorporation of rosy coral, desert orange, and palm green give the collection a sense of excitement and adventure, while the hamman white, icy silver and navy compliments make the looks chic and classic.
Inspired by the landscapes of artist David Hockney, Reese’s Spring 2013 collection features a variety of natural hues, including foliage-inspired greens, cool blues, lilacs, and tangerines. These rich colors are paired with neutrals creating a powerful contrast. The juxtaposition continues as Reese couples soft fabrics with structured pieces. The organic colors and laid-back fabrics create an easy-going vibe, while the structured design and bold accessories make the look sophisticated and edgy.
The harsh geometric shapes and bold colors of Ellsworth Kelly’s iconic works are reflected perfectly in Pamella Roland’s Spring 2013 collection. The sharp lines and angles give the pieces an exciting energy that is contrasted with the effortlessness of the long, flowing skirts.
As if we weren’t nostalgic for summer already, Rebecca Taylor’s spring line has us wishing we re-located to Hawaii, and are currently soaking in the sun. Bleached denim and frangipani prints make this collection perfect for relaxed sunset gatherings and cocktails on the beach.
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October 4, 2010
by Julia DiNardo
[Images via Jen Paelmo]
Pamella Roland Spring 2011
The Pamella Roland presentation was a lovely cocktail party at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The mannequins were set up around the perimeter of the space decked out in Pamella’s elegant evening wear or dressed up day wear. My faves were definitely the trench coat that reaches the floor, and the organically stripped one shoulder dress belted at the waist.
G-Star RAW Spring 2011
The star-studded G-Star RAW
show was held in Chelsea Piers this season on Pier 94. The denim line was inspired by the desert with fully functional pieces and fabrics reminiscent of parachute material. The color scheme showed a range of blue, sand, black, and white. I particularly liked the open back cut of pieces in the women’s line and the over-sized hoods. Menswear had great jackets with mandarin/motorcycle collars and new lengths on pants. I noticed the ‘fanny pack’ being brought back in a whole new way – over-sized and actually worn over the ‘fanny’! All in all, a great show to watch and some interesting newness to add to dress casually for spring .