I really do love this time of year! No, i'm not talking about Christmas, come on, this is me!!! The only festive things i will be taking part in will be seeing 'Arthur Christmas' (it's a must!!) and visiting The Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park! A bigger, better version of the German market on offer in my hometown! But, of course, i'm talking about the SS12 collections arriving in store! (Duh!) Having only just had my summer holiday and not really embracing this winter in any way, it's hard to believe that next summers lines are already mass produced and winging their way to every fashion port imaginable. Crazy! However, i am NOT one to moan, i am instead drooling over every item and picking out what i will buy already!!! I'm not one to have a winter and summer wardrobe, hell no! You will certainly see me on the deepest, darkest winters day wearing a maxi. Just to be rebellious of course. And its always good to be ahead of the times where fashion is concerned! The fact that we get the CEO's of the labels coming in to give us the lowdown on the brands, what they're producing, their latest concepts, where they will be seen!!! Hell, its like fashion heaven at work at the moment! Screw days off, i wanna be in the heart of it all the time!
So, on my delightful 9-6 shift this week we had a guy in from DVF, he delivered a training on the new collection. Showing us a short video from New York Fashion Week where Diane showcased her resort collection. Totally reminded me of 80's/90's America, a mix between Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Coming To America. Seriously right up my street!
As we well know, Diane is the second most powerful woman in fashion (behind Anna Wintour of course!) not every designer has a fashion show for their resort lines...but this is the House of Diane and whatever Diane wants, Diane gets! (Ahhh i must take some tips from this fashion goddess!)
Florals are most definitely going to be big for DVF in SS12. Block colours will also rule throughout, going from the orange and cobalt blues of SS11 we have now stepped into bright yellow, coral, still staying with the orange and adding a dash of green! They have the signature wrap dress inter-mingled with the faux wrap, which may i say is uber-flattering on any woman! The yellow mini featured in the top photo is just as amazing in the flesh! Especially teamed with the boyfriend blazer, a heavy kinda tweed (so also perfect for the winter time!! Ahh you see, not just a pretty face afterall!) it's yellow lining gives it that summer feel and makes it most definitely stand out in the crowd. They have also stepped into a more tailored look, producing perfctly thigh-skimming pencil skirts and the cropped trouser, set to be massive next season!
DVF never cease to amaze, year upon year their collections just better themselves. Head designer Yvan has gone all out with resort! Simple dresses with elbow length sleeves, ideal for those women who like to cover up the upper arm! (my Mum is definitely a culprit of that!) Zip details from the hem up for those who want to make the transition from work wear to disco queen in the evening. Be bold and make a statement in a piece of DVF. Oversized shirts in block coral, perfect over your token leather leggings (every girl must own a pair of these! Drive the men wild...trust me on that one!) blouses for teaming with the skirts or dressing up your favourite skinnies! There really is something for everyone.
Seriously ladies you MUST check it out! I promise you will NOT be disappointed!!!Xxx
Watch the full show just over there to the left...well go on then!!!!!