Hello-Hello, welcome to a Thursday here at the Prepatorium.
Regular readers may remember that we have been loathe to examine next spring’s styles too closely, choosing to hold that topic in abeyance until we had at least seen leaves on trees turning color and the arrival of nippier temps. Those two events have now occurred here in The Great Midwest. (Sniff.) Therefore we can comfortably share some of the styles shown at Kate Spade’s presentation earlier this week.
In fact, we’ll even make the picture up above today’s Pretty in Pink. A snippet from the Women’s Wear Daily review:
“Standout accessories included the fluorescent orange patent pieces that popped against the black-and-white graphic prints.”
More thoughts on the presentation from The Glitter Guide:
A whimsical spin on preppy classics, Kate Spade’s Spring 2012 collection is a vibrant array of embellished cardigans, brilliant prints and polka dots, killer jewelry, and bows aplenty.
Polka Dots remain a popular theme for the company.
More from the WWD review:
…there was a nautical theme — stripes, sea flag prints, an ocean liner-shaped clutch — and a garden party-friendly group of sundresses ideal, Lloyd said, for the finishing school grad/hostess type who doesn’t take herself too seriously.
As always, there are loads of looks we find appealing, color combinations that pop, pieces with a touch of fun, frivolity.
Hopefully we’ll be able to see some tighter shots of the accessories and jewelry, they do look fun. One last spring 2012 photo we can’t seem to leave out of the post, two pair of shoes from Brian Atwood, both in that hot pink and orange color combo that has become so popular.
Also today, two quick tidbits, the first is a look at varying visions of ‘preppy styles’ as seen by our friends from the far side of the pond. The first styles are from a spread in the Daily Mail suggesting that readers “Take a leaf out of the Seventies with preppy knits, fedoras, and midi-skirts“.
Two more looks from the pictorial.
This is also a photo piece showing “The best preppy college wear, in sturdy fabrics and autumn hues.”
Autumnal hues? Yes, some very pretty colors, especially the rich aubergine shirt. Too cool for school? No.
We leave you with something ideal for our Help Me Understand category, also perfect for the It’s Just Not Done category as well. Behold the $3100 party frock for little girls, soon to be sold at Harrods.
The dress is from upscale Italian childrenswear label I Pinco Pallino, evidently made even more special because it is covered with Swarovski crystals. While we do hate to be the bearers of bad news, if you’ve ever pondered the potential answer to that burning question, “Is there anything too good for my little princess?” we have an answer: “As a matter of fact, yes.”
On that silly note, goodbye until next time!