Saturday, 17 March 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012

Dolce & Gabbana offer up a showing of their signature lacework for the label’s spring 2012 collection. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana also add floral and fruit prints, crystal embellished bodices and twill suits to their feminine showing.

While scarf prints were all over Dolce & Gabbana’s D&G line, the brand opened their Spring 2012 collection with fruits, flowers, and veggies. Cucumbers, red peppers, onions, and even eggplants were spied on sharp dresses and separates with 50′s silhouettes. Undergarments peeked out from under sheer appliqu├ęd lace garments in baby blue, navy, and white.

Dolce & Gabbana hop from fruit to lace to candy like decorations all at once and it is marvelous! It just screams SPRINGTIME!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

And all that jazz...

Ralph Lauren devoted his collection to the literary classic, “The Great Gatsby.” The runway was dominated by an Easter parade of floral prints and lovely pastel colours. The cloth hats, bias-cut dresses, column gowns, chiffon skirts, flowy trousers and three-piece pinstriped suits epitomized the Ralph Lauren feminine/masculine narrative.

The 1920s were a time of reform, a time of change. Morals were broken, stereotypes were ignored, and the true modern woman emerged. These women known as “flappers” flaunted their free spirits and their fashionable tastes. This spring this period’s unique style are emerging. From Ralph Lauren to Marchesa. And I absolutely LOVE it!

In Ralph Lauren's designs there is a remembrance of the jazz, the dancing, the rights, and the freedom of this past period of history. Can't you just picture yourself in the midst of the flappers as they danced the Charleston or Lindy?

(original photograph from Dutch ELLE March 2012)

Ralph Lauren Collection

I am working on an illustration based on a photograph from Dutch Elle (March 2012). I just finished the drawing and will paint it later today.
The model is wearing Ralph Lauren Collection and shoes by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.