Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tangerine Dream & Sci-Fi Florals

One of the lovely truths about spring dressing is that its prescribed Fashion Week takes place in the midst of what is typically a dreary, cold fall (though that wasn't the case this year. Thank you, global warming). Time to dream of sunny backdrops and future attire.

One of the freshest hues to come off the runway for spring was the shade of burning sunset, a blush tangerine:

Ports 1961 does tailoring so well. Not only is this peach dress a phenomenal hue, but it's cut to perfection. Paired with simple red and black heels that are just as sleek, the look is minimalism at its best. 3.1 Phillip Lim has its own recipe: white, blush, and lavender silk.

Why hello, J. Crew. Nice to see you looking fantastic in the showroom. Ok, so I'm not done with my tangerine obsession but let's take a moment to ingest this gorgeous lemon skirt. Again, we're seeing a modern approach to color--it's bold but sleek. Note the yellow shoes and white purse. No black, clean hair and makeup. The second look incorporates a few of this season's trends: the peplum, the printed two piece, and gorgeous sci-fi florals.

Valentino's blushy strapless dress is another example of  the power of an intense color, one that I can't help but compare to Jil Sander's dress from spring 2011 (right). They're both perfect. I think the Valentino can appeal to an older woman, while Raf Simons' rotund cut requires a svelte, younger frame and possibly the disposition to want to pull it off. 

And alas, Peter Som's acid floral dress, replete with turquoise oxfords. 

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