I remember walking in to Juliette Hogan with a feeling of excitement – having come to equate Juliette Hogan with the best kind of pretty, beautiful things. The winter 2013 collection ‘Don’t Look Back’ is truly beautiful, with a refined sort of elegance to it (lace, scarves, and tailored jackets) without taking itself too seriously (sweaters, socks, and playful prints). The silhouettes a feminine and flattering – complimented by straight, combed back hair – all very girly and chic. My favourite pieces were the orange lace skater dress, the floral dress, and the (other) floral blazer. J’Ho’s show was the first in which I started noticing the prominent use of orange this season – a colour I am particularly partial to & think you should be too. See for yourself below!
I spend half the year enjoying summer, and the other waiting for the next one (in between winter coats, gloves and boots). I’ve been watching the look books for spring/summer 2010/2011 filter onto Fashion NZ, and my favourite designers (plus a few new favourites) have been repeatedly catching my eye.
Fashion NZ wrote a commentary on spring/summer 2010/2011 and I wanted to write one of my own flavour while waiting for the next season to start selling in store.
Ruby, Lonely Hearts, Karen Walker
It’s nice to see some serious colour and print featured on the bottom half. I’ve never been a fan of printed pants, but shorts I like. They’re interesting without being obnoxious. Printed skirts also feature quite heavily (and I love how much printed shorts and skirts feature in Ruby).
Madame Hawk, Helen Cherry
Sheer always looks amazing in print, but is rarely flattering (or subtle) in real life. Still, you can get away with it with a cami underneath and retain the same look (particularly when sleeves are involved).
Little White Dresses
Cybele, Lonely Hearts, Twenty Seven Names
We’re continuing to break away from all-black and monochrome, with white dresses featuring in a number of designers collections. They’re very feminine. White is always difficult to wear, though…
The Subtle Zip
Lonely Hearts, Salasi, Juliette Hogan
We’re moving past the big, bold industrial zips of a few seasons past, and now zips play less obvious role with a more feminine effect. These zips don’t jump out at you, they’re sweeter.
Ashley Fogel, Ruby, Sera Lilly
Proving that polka dots never go out of style, they’re still featured quite heavily this season and both large and small. Ruby’s dress (featured above, middle) is my favorite piece so far.
Workshop, Madame Hawk, Karen Walker
These are crossing over from winter, and they’re very cute. They’re also practical when you want to wear heels without tights and don’t want your feet to get cold.
All look book photography via Fashion NZ (sans Ashley Fogel)
My favourite trends are socks and printed bottoms. I’m relieved that polka dots are continuing their run. Little white dresses look cute, but I’m not so sure I would want to wear one. What trends are your favourite?