Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY Spring ’12. Odilon’s 90s-inspired “Tomboys” in Love

September 7, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary:Odilon designer Stacey Clark was on hand at her SS12 presentation, dressed in one of her own designs (wide-legged slate blue and gray striped pants, and a matching, over-sized pajama-inspired top with a slight v-neck) happy to pose for photo ops with her models while explaining the meaning behind her very minimal collection. Crediting her inspiration to “90s era Venice, CA; ‘Tomboys’ in love; skate parks, Kurt Cobain, and teenage indulgences” (among others), it’s easy to see the infusion of the 90s grunge world into this collection. 

Although the details are simplistic — aside from the leitmotif of a simple striped band that makes its way through tops and hemlines throughout the collection — the shapes are refreshing, lending themselves well to movement and a look that emanates confident style all on its own. By eliminating the bells and whistles of excess styling or complicated detail, one is left with the clothes on the body, and how the wearer’s energy brings an individual perspective and personality to each look.

Consciously producing looks for both day, evening and garments that move seamlessly in between, Clark has built a succinct collection that will move a woman easily throughout her day: embracing the carefree spirit of the moment much like the tomboys in love and their teenage indulgences that comprise her inspiration.

Colors: White, golden rod, navy, onyx, grass green, slate blue, gray

Fabrics and Textures: Sheer, cotton, jersey, silk, stripes

Key Looks: Floor-length body conscious dress in golden rod yellow with long sleeves and a minimal boat neck; wide-legged, high-waisted white pants with banded stripes down the side, paired with a white cropped tank top and sheer overlay with a striped band along the bottom; extra wide-legged black and navy striped pants with a loose-fitting matching tank top; slim babydoll dress with grass green top and sleeves and a white skirt.

— Amanda Aldinger


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