Honestly I am not one of those persons who loves pastels and candy colours. I am usually attracted by the likes of blacks and bright hues and, until I saw Jill Stuart's Spring 2012 collection, even the slightest thought of adding pastels was enough to have me snapping away. Like I said, until I saw Jill's collection. The moment I browsed through I was completely smitten by it. So much so that I already bought a one shouldered dress in the candy green colour.
Colour blocking was ubiquitous, with expected exceptions, but it maintained the supremely demure touch with most looks restraining to maximum two tones from the colour palette. The strength of red was softened by the beige and neutrals while the soft pink muted the brightened yellows and the playful graphic details with orange on yellow were the deal-maker. She let the fabrics, cuts, colour clashing and the prints do the talking, not complicating with too much detailing (with the exception of pleats that structured the flowy skirts and scalloped hems) which is what floored me.
Pretty much everything from her collection is wearable. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these yummy pieces.
Scroll down to see what I mean, starting off with my favourite piece on the top.
The platform heeled shoes with gold tones paired with the pastels in peep-toes, closed toes and strappy fronts were jaw dropping. The chunky heels, pastel colour palette with metallic gold touches and Mary-Janish ankle straps are chic without sparing the comfort. I could spend the whole day shopping in those drool-worthy shoes.
Her collection was a pleasant change from the other runway collections have been browsing so far. It has that element of innocence, calmness coupled with sophisticated feminity. She totally nailed it!!!
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