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Spring-Summer 2011 – An orchestra behind an ornamental garden centered on a gushing foundation was dream like. The grand catwalk set the precedent for this collection. The clothing had an unfinished feel to it, although it was evidently a wholly complete collection. Distressed and shaggy edges dominated the look. Whether it be tassel hemlines or thread edges all over the clothing: it was a very rag and bone feel. Jackets featured heavily: predominately focusing on reworked blazers with strong lapels and a sharp cut. Skirts had a feathery feel to them, softly floating down the runway. The dresses were also embellished with feathers running from the sleeves down to the hems. The traditional combo of a skirt and blazer became bespoke suits. Elegant creams and soft pinks looked classy despite the thread-bare veneer. Hot pants were teamed with leather cowboy boots, and alongside the buttered leather there was a western cowboy feel. Floral prints were also at large, attached to light chiffons which screamed femininity. Undertones of an oriental theme were also thrown into the mix when large floral prints teemed with chunky wedges. This was a collection that had everything.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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