Walking down the runway to "Penny Lane" in garments named, "Zelda," ‘Isadora," "Margot," "Prohibition," "Fitzgerald," "Newsie," "Josephine," ‘La Seine" and "Flyer," it’s hard not to notice the reference to the the roaring Twenties– and all the jazz and french-influenced American Modernism that made them so alive. Sailor pants, drop waists, Chevron patterns and even an ode to the Chrystler building (although, ahem, didn’t Jay McCarroll do that awhile back?) give a contemporary spin to Jazz age jewels. Wearable and easily sold, the collection is indeed the bees knees.
Color Palette and Texture: Great combination of shine used with black, white, ivory, and just a bit of yellow and teal used on models who had minimal faces with just a hint of pint gracing softened lips. Silk jersey, wool and silk, and even a bit of chiffon and chinze. Skinny patent leather belts and even leopard print made an appearance.
Key Looks: Look for black and white silk prints and sweater dresses. An ivory knit sweater dress with ruffles and a floral knit applique and black "newsie" sweater dress take the lead. Prints are used with panache on a "flyer" turtleneck with a yellow and gray print, chevron coat. The pencil skirt is a strong component, especially when paired with a yellow tartan plaid used on a long, cozy wrap coat and bomber jacket, alike. The Prohibition chinze and Knight Forest Fitzgerald with rosettes and raised dots cape are smashing, as is the Bon Fille pleated blouse with peter pan collar.
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