Feminine is the operative word for resort’s 2012 Pretty Baby story. Pale colors, pretty shapes and decorative details render moments of soft seduction. The curve of a peplum waist or d’Orsay pump, the allure of the perfect jewel, the romance of an enchanting floral print, all enhance the feminine mystique of the season.
Designers were inspired by the seductive colors of the ballet, the flirtatiousness of the ‘20s and the illusion of mystery and magic. Providing relief in bucolic garden prints and colorations, Pretty Baby is at once ethereal, yet real, providing subtlety and relief to a time and place nurtured by optimism and renewal.
It is at once ethereal yet real, providing subtlety and illusion to a world sorely in need of optimism.
Key Silhouettes: Dresses come into their own, ‘20s dropped waist styles, a-line dresses, sheaths, shirtwaist styles, and peplum shaped dresses and jackets. Pretty blouses with puffed, gathered or fly away sleeves top shorts, pleated skirts, and a-line skirts.
Color: Pastels, from pale blues, aqua, peach, soft yellow, coral, white, ivory, faded rose, mauve, to tonal sorbet shades as well as neutral white, ivory, taupe and gray.
Finely finished wools, wool/cotton, wool/linen, polished cotton, cotton lawn, sheer fabrications: chiffon, mesh, voile and decorative fabrications: lace, wool lace, mohair and metallic touched wools, mélange knits.
Florals and fauna of all matter: watercolor, rose prints, small retro style florals; butterflies, fruit, bucolic garden prints and patterns.
Pleats, pin tucks, ruffles, scallop edging, peplums, piping, beading, bows, and covered buttons.
Soft and shaped clutches bracelet bags, small top handle bags, small satchels in smooth and patent leather, satin with decorative details: beading, and embroidery.
Pale colored gemstones: aquamarine, quartz, feldspar, topaz, pearls and mother of pearl set in sterling silver, yellow and white karat gold.
High heeled t- straps, Mary Jane sandals, peep toe pumps, Dorsay pumps, cocard or bow touched heels and flats, ballet flats in leather, patent or satin.