2.24.2011

en vogue: faves from the SS11 issue

VK SS11
dolce & gabbana SS11

just checked out the vogue knitting SS11 preview. a nice showing of several key trends for the coming season: lace, sheer and stripes. let's start with the lace. the poncho-ish top above reminds me of this dolce & gabbana mini caftan. and the styling with the ethnic beads is spot-on. the heft and punch of color keeps the lace from going too girly.

VK SS11
celine SS11
the top above is a cute take on the sheer trend. it would have been cool to see a sheer skirt among the VK designs, a la the amazing nude celine skirt above. new york times' fashion gadabout bill cunningham had a brilliant take on sheer recently, through the lens of the maxi skirt. pairing sheer with an unexpected undergarment takes it to a whole 'nother level, as la zoe would say. for example, in cunningham's "on the street," one woman wore her sheer maxi over skinny jeans. for your own take on the trend, why not knit the VK top above in a soft, nude yarn and then sport it over a gorgeous strapless bra in a neon-bright color.


VK SS11
prada SS11

VK's striped tee above is a safe bet for prada's bold, graphic approach. for added sartorial flair, try the random stripe generator in your own mix of prada's palette of orange, black, electric blue, bright pink, green and white. then, take a cue from miu-miu and pair the striped tee with a slim black skirt with a ruffled hem and strappy sandals.

and you? what are your faves? and even more important, how will you wear them? do tell.

1 comment:

Faye said...

I keep picturing myself in that cardi from the cover--knit in whitest white cotton and tossed over flower-printed, cuffed shorts, a tiny tank, and some tan leather slouch boots. Maybe with some really, really boho earrings? Ah. :)

Also, I loveloveLOVE seeing the connections you made between runway fashion and the designs VK featured! Gives me lots of extra inspiration.

How's Paris? Is it springtime yet?

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