Tuesday, November 3, 2009
TWINKLE BY WENLAN: SPRING 2010
“…the spirit of Yoko Ono with the attitude of Blondie…”
Words Judith Ecochard
Images courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week/Getty Images/Image.Net
We recently previewed a big box store Spring 2010 offerings…
And we bring this up because some of the pieces we grabbed from the racks to snap... without a first glance at the label…were the samples by Twinkle, designed by Whelan Chia.
Although adorable came to mind because the silhouettes veered young…minis, shorts, tanks, skinny pants, tulip skirts, paint on leggings…
this collection was for the hip chicks too where cute is not a metaphor that's embraced without gagging----full of some edgy and painterly graphic prints
and “bruised” up “sinless pastels” mashed up with metallic (especially accessories), pop neons (yup Blondie), solids like an your face “raw red,” and black and white.
A GRRRLLLLLL PUNK ROCK SEX APPEAL collection.
Some frilly girl flourishes too, in a good way, embodied the ensembles with feminine charm...
Pleats, a scarlet dress adorned with a shoulder bow---and an asymmetrical hem,
a lovely silk Azalea white blouse with cascading front ruffles paired with silk black cuffed shorts,
a scoop neck dress in seafoam with asymmetrical tucks and a ruffle hem, high waist trousers in black,
billowy dolman sleeves, and drop waist dresses
…we think, all had a touch of the romantic about them.
We didn’t quite totally zen out on the run of show comments about Peeled Paint, and “Oil and Water is a mental portrait at once kaleidoscopic yet framed in graphic angles…”
…we could see the visuals of these words in the fabrics. Hopefully, we’ll get to meet up with this designer some day…and ask what art exhibits she’s been seeing and what she sees/reads.
INFO: TWINKLE by WENLAN