Never a fan of New Year’s resolutions (if something needs changing you might as well do it as and when, rather than waiting for January to roll around, right?!) but I do understand why some people feel the need to make them (and break them…), and rather alarmingly I seem to have racked up quite a few over the last few days. Top of the list, fashion-wise, is to Stop Wearing So Much Black. No doubt inspired by the feminine creations that flounced down the runways in London, I’m determined to eschew black in favour of a lighter palette.
Seelenkleid (‘soul dress’) seems like a good place as any to start. Founded in 2007 by German designer Ella Haberlach, the label attempts to bridge the gap between reality and fantasy- acknowledging that clothes are made to be worn, yet also have the ability to transport the wearer to extraordinary places. ‘blue code’, Haberlach’s SS10 collection, fuses strong masculine shapes that have almost graphic elements, with sheer feminine softness and delicate ruffles. Executed in a palette dominated by white and porcelain, with contrasting flashes of cobalt blue, there is an inherent sense of fragility and inconsistency which runs throughout the entire collection.
Whilst I may not be donning every piece, as much does err on the side of impracticability, it’s certainly providing some much needed inspiration, whilst forcing me to reassess my wardrobe NOW.
Posted by Vicki Loomes