Pallet Cleanse

after Manish Arora, a true pallet cleanse is required.  how wonderful to have it in the form of Gareth Pugh.  Each season the designs become more refined, the silhouettes more wearable.  Icy whites, charcoal grays, black and chrome in sophisticated wide leg trousers, robotic pieced leggings and ethereal, opalescent chiffon dresses are so ready for commercial consumption that when his signature wild streak comes out in sculptural trenches and body armor it is almost surprising.  almost.  Gareth Pugh’s cold futurism is phenomenal and possibly the most mature collection we have seen from the designer as of yet.

Mara Hoffman S/S2011

i’ve been in love with Mara Hoffman’s printed silks, cashmere and swimwear for a long time.  reasons: the tribal influences are at their best with her silhouettes; super wearable, minimal styles with a 90’s nod.  the treatments of shibori dyes and geometric prints in dusty color combinations of buttery green yellow, pink and white or super vibrant blues, greens and purples.  and the small pops of texture thru woven hats and oxfords create the right amount of accessory interest.  easy, chic young and happy.  perf.

images are from  marahoffman.com (look book and show)