New York Fashion Week Fall ’10. Wenlan’s Twinkle Gets Dimmed.

February 13, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Fall '10

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Summary: When asked by WWD on her source of inspiration for her fall
'10 show, head designer of Twinkle, Wenlan Chia, replied, "A story of
hunted romance with a twist of false play." Its a beautifully stated
theory; so much so that I wish it had been illustrated a bit better in
the clothes. There is an inclination of romance in the bustier dresses
(a style quickly becoming common among the shows) and a sense of whimsy
in the sheer fabrics and sweetheart necklines. But the fantasy seems to
end there, being replaced by an underlying sense of sameness, where the
envelope stops being pushed and a banality seems to take over. Sure her
colorblocked sweaters are cute, the geometric prints current, and the
mod-like jumpers wearable—but the whole collection seemed to lack a
certain zest that left me wanting more. As for the chunky knits that opened the show, I found myself thinking, "Slouchy cableknits? For fall?", all of a sudden channeling Meryl Streep's acidic tone in Devil Wears Prada when she observes, "Flowers? For spring. Groundbreaking."

Color Palette: black, smokey, fog, dove, white, olive, black multi, sandstone, ink blue, grey, berry, mauve, twilight, bronze, gold, silver, elmwood, enchanted forest, magenta, white multi, purple, mustard, royal purple, vanilla, mulberry, barley, parchment, leopard print

Fabrics and Textures: knit, silk, jacquard, jersey, fine gauge, chiffon, chain, zippered, studded, houndstooth, chantarelle, pleated, ruffled, paneled, sheer, geometric,

Key Looks: leopard jacquard skinny pant, Serenity sleeveless studded dress, Mystic flutter sleeve dress with embellished neckline and chain belt, Nocturne one shoulder ruffled layer dress in purple/black, Clipping sweetheart strapless dress with ruched bodice, Hansel and Gretel short sleeve tent dress

Image Source: WWD

-Alia Rajput

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