Monday, December 10, 2012

DESIGUAL® + JOULES SPRING 2013 Apparel, Footwear, Accessories

Cirque du Soleil top

La Vida es chula!

With Capsule collection by the acclaimed French fashion designer Christian Lacroix... 

Theme of the Spring 2013 Collection...

Gainesvoort Hotel, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

The exuberant Spanish brand DESIGUAL showed a media preview recently-as part of a Holiday Fair-that we attended.

This fab apparel line  no doubt, garnered a large number of new admirers swelled that night.
Cirque du Soleil top

piles of scarves...
 Highlights were many---including the capsule collection by the fashion icon Christian Lacroix, a Cirque Du Soleil and Disney theme attire-that is Euro-chic...and then separate separates under the theme Sex, Fun and Love...which were all terrific!!!!

Explosive patterns and colors ruled-for both men and women----fashioned into very wearable tops, feminine dresses that epitomize work to night out attire, cute casual skirts with girly trims, terrific tees with bold graphics that scream for attention---and then swimwear including board shorts for guys.

Playful raw edge hem...lace drawstring waist with 2 snaps...flirty and fun.

conservative silhouette---in an eye-catching print

Board shorts---wow-what great prints.

short sleeve button down-great front pleating...

Christian Lacroix---is back...hoorayEdina and Patsy-those fab Ab Fab gals- must be swooning!
Christian Lacroix

a top pick-Christian Lacroix coat

great floral print moto jacket-Christian Lacroix-we want this

tunic length frock-Christian Lacroix

nice accessories too-including this blingy belt-part of the Christian Lacroix line

Disney Tees-Euro style....
Disney gets the Euro treatment---and Cirque du Soleil gets interpreted...

 The Cirque Du Soleil™ collection featured imprints of the wildly made-up the act. Wonderfully done-even if you have never been. ADORE.

even the inner print is cool....


back of a men's blazer-

Price-wise, the items are in that contemporary spot---the quality is exceptional---fabrics are well made...and with all the dazzling prints-it somehow works...
ACCESSORIES and FOOTWEAR...recently introduced...have te signature Desigual sparkle---and fun-i easy wear espadrilles...and satchels/handbags/haulers...

Scoolbags/Messengers---leather trim

perfect for those who wear head to toe black---barrel handbags with pop.

swaths of fabric---brighten up practical haulers...

all leather  bafsgets the color/print treatment too.

fabric ballet flats
Florals, nautical stripes, glitter embellishments---sweet.

sandals-flats and block heels...and great wedges...

stacked platform sneaker-very popular!

Christian Lacroix bag

OKAY...hard to top Desigual for color-but another brand from across the POND-Joules...from Britain---def. looks at the sunny side of life-with fun colorful attire, footwear, and accessories---for men, women and kids.

We were really taken with the assorted rubber rain boots-which came in great patterns, colors and even had striped lining...made them special.

love this scarf-with a seaside scene...

puffy over a sailor shirt---


grippy rubber outsoles---

shorter rain boots Chelsea boot cuts...flip flops in floral prints, espadrilles with nautical strips

suede casual mocs and sneakers....

basic shoulder bag hauler-with leather stripes-in sturdy canvas

leather bags and floppy sun hats
FYI: Joules is a unit of energy