It’s official, orange (or ‘Tangerine Tango’) is the colour of 2012, according to Pantone. It’s hardly a shocker as we’ve seen it everywhere on the SS12 catwalk, but we’re pleased as it’s really flattering on lots of skin tones….so look out for orange buys in the Christmas sales and get ahead!
Voila! Another chic French label to lust after (obviously alongside Chanel, Chloe, Isabel Marant, Celine, YSL et al). You might
have seen this label featured in fashion mags but I didn’t realise how incredible it is until I popped into Maje’s shop in Hampstead.
It combines those effortlessly chic French pieces with amazing quality wardrobe staples and directional look – think colourful Breton, sharp tailoring, cosy knits and sleek, simple silhouettes: formidable!
The look isn’t too pretty – think a cute peter-pan collar jumper with edgy leather skirt, or androgynous coast over skinny jeans and killer boots – but it is tres chic!
Here’s a few looks that caught my eye.
P.S. The website is fantastic and lets you shop whole outfits (if your budget will stretch) and it’s a great place to find some fashion inspiration…it also refreshes your school French! Encore en fois…
Ok, let’s not lie we’re not there sadly! But we’ve been studying the collections to give you a jolly good round-up. So we bring you the tale of Day One: colour + stripes in a sea of neutrals and greys.
Our favourite collection from day one was Richard Chai Love’s and it was sensationally stripy. Mixing loud prints- notably Hawaiian-style flowers and dense stripes plus bold orange and cobalt blue blocks, he also took a bold approach to shapes with retro-style short shorts under peplum shaped shirts plus body con shapes mixed with man-ish-shaped blazers.
One of our favourite bloggers, The Man Repeller, said the collection featured “some love for Beetlejuice and a kick back to Honolulu.” The models’make-up was pretty edgy too featuring neon washes of eye shadow and bright blue lips.
Pic: The Man Repeller and Vogue.
Sticking with stripes, BCBG Max Azria showed some seriously punchy colours, including more light tangerine (will this be a big
trend?) vivid turquoise and cobalt blue, plus various shades of yellow. The bright shades are used as colourful ‘blocks’ or as shocks of colour in chevron shapes and zigzags. The minimalist shapes and clean lines worked well with sheer flowing fabrics and looked seriously easy to wear- we predict copycat items on the high street next season!
There were plenty of other collections with the wow factor but these are our favourites – agree? x