Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Spring ’12. Jill Stuart Brings Vintage, Flirty Fun

September 10, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary: The epitome of “It Girl” with a cheeky vintage twist, Jill Stuart had nothing but the dreamy thoughts of what’s to come for Spring 2012. Bringing a bit of a vintage, early 1970s feel to each dress, the looks were to inspire everything springtime should be: bright but not neon colors and a fun, tongue-in-cheek, feeling.

Stuart has always been the epitome of cutesy, girlie frocks but this year, she has outdone herself. Every piece in her upcoming collection was made for the girl who loved playing dress-up in her mother’s sequin gowns and tea dresses and then had make-believe glamorous soirees afterwards. This year, really played up the happy-go-lucky aspect of Stuart’s clothing. Every girl swooned over the pieces, already claiming them as their own. I would expect to see this and the slinky, yet tasteful silhouettes being worn by young starlets next Spring. This is your warning to put yourself on the waiting list now.

Colors: nude, tangerine, beige, dusty lilac, gold, rose, sunshine yellow, white, cherry red, peach, baby pink, aqua, pastel yellow, rose gold, green, sand, orange, violet, sea foam

Fabrics & Textures: chiffon, jersey, silk, cotton, silk crepe, faille, wool, leather, metallic

Key looks: Nude and tangerine shift dress with scalloped hem; Aqua and beige palm tree print blouse with peach Peter-Pan collar and peach knee length pleated skirt with rose and gold leather belt; Multi-colored high color 3/4 cuffed sleeves blouse and aqua shorts

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: WWD

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