Designers with a career in music industry just can’t leave their roots behind. Gwen Stefani as one of the hot talents of the past decades in pop, rock and Punk music just couldn’t deny her fondness for glammed up and statement looks. In spite of the use of neon yellow and other bright hues, the L.A.M.B Fall 2012 RTW collection radiates ultrafemme sophistication and a youthful vibe. Mod fashion played a crucial role in the creative process which resulted in this versatile and retro chic ensemble parade.
The iconic trendsetter status of Twiggy and the music of Nancy Sinatra set the perfect atmosphere for the dazzling fashion show. Gwen Stefani revealed to ‘Rolling Stone’ that, “I came across an editorial of a modern day Sixties sweater girl,[…] This took me back to the early days of rock music and rebellious teenagers of the Sixties, who have influenced almost every era since then, including punk and ska.”
Eye-popping graphical prints along with the oh-so-popular houndstooth patterns guaranteed the old time glam effect of these outfits. Gwen used numerous of the cult design trends of the 60s in her latest collection in order to provide the style pack with a repertoire of wearable and at the same time punked-up looks. Pop culture always served as a rich source of inspiration for designers like Gwen Stefani, Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs.
This time the singer-turned-designer builds up a collection which features some of her favorite outfit elements and accessorizing ideas. As she stated these are , “the other images I have always loved and worn throughout my life.” Quirky shades and outfit elements are turned into IT style staples. Gwen Stefani succeeded in adding a preppy and classy tint to gorgeous pleated skirts and leather jackets. Outfits complemented with platform pumps emanate grown-up glamor and refinement.
The color palette lines up a myriad of pop shades like: red, white, navy, olive green and ecru together with voguish neon yellow. All these colors are modern edge to casual chic looks. In addition to basics we have loads of iconic accessories like hip ankle boots, jewelry by Noir for L.A.M.B. and retro chic Morgenthal Frederics cat eye readers. Gwen Stefani paid special attention to the tiniest details to flaunt her evolving design skills and techniques.
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