Summary: Menswear and womenswear once again fused together the Honor A/W 2012. Tweeds and leathers balanced out the lace and sheer fabrics in this show. The slightly structured feel was balanced out with mutli-rose prints and A-line skirts. Organza overlays were also added and gave each dress another dimensional feel. Seeing the movement of the dress with the organza overlay gave each dress more bounce and movement, and in essence, life.
The flowered prints on both the organza overlay and printed silks were both a bold and subtle theme played throughout each piece. When the flowers were subtle, they were intricately placed along the bodice and sheer sleeves of the garment. And when the flowers were placed front and center, hexagonal structures were used to balance out the softness and give each print a harder edge.
In all, this could be seen as a grown up version of your playtime tea dresses. All still had the feminine feel of a simple A-line design but the detailing and overlays add an extra punch to each individual ensemble. You can expect many starlets to be seen around town wearing dresses. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Color Palette: black, violet, gold, blue, diamond, charcoal, purple, rose, mauve, deep purple, yellow, taupe, blush, blush rose, red diamond, blue rose
Fabrics & Textures: silk, leather, print organza, piped wool, lace, resin, double wool, canvas, georgette, faille, wool crepe, tweed, laser cut organza, wool tweed, cashmere, mohair, charmeuse
Key Looks: Blue diamond and violet multi-rose satin dress with tuck pleats and leather binding, briefcase in deep purple leather with gold frame; Black and yellow jacquard stripe tuck sleeve top with laser cut organza pencil skirt, black leather belt with gold frame; Violet rose silk bustier gown with leather trim and long-sleeve black organza overlay gown
– Taneisha Jordan
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