Just like her name, Lela Rose’s SS15 collection is every bit pretty and ladylike, with the right amount of sass. Lela knows how to accentuate the female form: nipped waists, plenty of flounce, bare shoulders, and a few tasteful cutouts, keeping with the trend. She offered a balance of bold black and white graphic prints with soft, delicate florals, texture and metallic, long and midi. No garden party would be complete without a Lela Rose ensemble.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Straight, crisp lines were not on Phillip Lim’s mind this Spring. Natural curves, accentuated with ultra thick pipping created movement in otherwise structured quilted fabrics. The theory of Yin and Yang came to mind, with the feminine power of Yin dominating: asymmetrical tops with half peplums, tops with opposing fabrics laced together, and necklines and collars with opposing attitudes. Even the color palette had opposing forces of dark and light. The last four looks say it all: organic brushstroke prints juxtaposed with rigid geo patterns. This collection perfectly exemplifies the 3.1 Phillip Lim mentality of effortlessly cool.
We’ve seen more athletic influence on the runway the past few seasons, and this season was no different. Even a femme designer like Michelle Smith, embraced the trend, but in her own way. Sheer, micro mesh fabrics in flouncy skirts and loose bomber jackets, revealing short shorts and sports bra tops. She knows where to reveal the right amount of skin in the most flattering places. Smith developed the sheer geo jacquards and this amazing organza with raffia sandwiched between two layers, creating this beautiful, slightly structured material that draped with a bit of fullness. She sprinkled in some sporty silhouettes in a very feminine way: basketball shorts, track pants and bomber jackets. But let’s be honest, the fabrics and sheer layering are the real heros of this collection, even if they will be more modestly styled for the streets.
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