apologies for the radio silence since tuesday – i’ve been catching up with friends before everyone disperses for the holidays and have also been wandering around cape town in search of the last of my christmas gifts. the most torturous thing about all this shopping is that i have to constantly hold back from buying numerous things for myself – especially when i was browsing around the many antique shops in kalk bay.
today i received a lovely surprise in my inbox – the S/S 2012 collection from italian designer Licia Florio.
Through choices of colour and material the Licia Florio S/S 2012 Collection shows a woman who is not seduced by style dictates, but takes her own road. A season inspired by seawolves, by independent personalities, travel and sailing. Light but concrete fabrics design the silhouette of a woman who really lives the city, free to express her personality. Colours of the earth, beige or bordeaux, build a harmony in combination with materials such as parachute cotton or organza. Round collars, small cuts that just show the skin, light transparencies and forms that envelop, these are the materialisation of clean and essential garments without edges. Each piece takes the name of a knot, which ties in with the fabrics and becomes the symbolic detail of this collection, Seawolf.
lots of pretty dresses in this collection by karen walker, but all i can focus on are the awesome pants and suits.
please note the exquisite shoes.
what a wonderful lookbook from an always wonderful shop