Giles Spring Line Comes With a Smile/Wink
Posted Jun 18, 2011
Images from Elle.com
Just try and look at Giles 2011 Spring Line-up and not smile – go ahead – I dare ya. It’s just one of those Collections that has some inherent joy sewn into the fabric. This kitschy mish-mash of fun/flirty clothes have references from the 40’s-90’s, with inspiration coming from all directions (including a kooky homage to video game icon Pacman).
It’s a color & pattern explosion, that can at times feel like it’s struggling to be a cohesive collection, but ultimately wins you over with it’s ability to have fun with itself. What Giles is really known for is his fabulous Trademark Eye-Wear. There’s not a Celebrity in LA that wouldn’t love a pair of Sunglasses from his Spring 2011 Show – check-out the fab images (above) and I think you’ll feel the same.
I also really dug his color-palette for polka-dots. I think it takes that retro 40’s look and makes it modern. The subtly of the brown/pale-yellow combination takes it to a level of sophistication, and feels fresher than black/white. So the lesson here is to take things for what they are. On the Runway and in Real-Life. If it’s fun and enjoyable – just be happy – don’t try to put everything in a box. Some things are just meant to put a smile on our face.