Sass & Bide: Fall/Winter 2011 London Fashion Week

| 19 February , 2011 | 4 Replies

Sass & Bide designers Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clarke have revealed their Fall/Winter 2011 collection at London Fashion week and oh my, it’s so bright and colourful and it appears to be an extension of their current Papa Sucre (translation: sugar daddy) collection with the tribal references.

Backstage after the show, Clarke described their Fall girl as “an elegant and ladylike urban warrior.” Incorporating rich shades of coral, magenta and fuschia with tie-dyes making a statement, embellishments were still the go but softer.

“It’s about different cultures, different textures, and mediums all coming together,” said Middleton.

There were enamel feather necklaces and motifs borrowed from African mud cloth. Sometimes the piece of cloth would be draped and belted over a pair of striped “wrap pants”— in exactly the manner that Middleton’s been styling herself for a while, at other times, the wrap was worked into a garment and just looked like a separate piece. (“It’s pre-styled for you,” she exclaimed.)

It really does look like a Spring/Summer collection rather than Fall but I love bright colours and a touch of bright during a drab winter is exactly what we need to brighten our day but it does lack their usual fierce style, wonder if the buyout by Myer had something to do with it?


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