Jan 14, 2009

francesca versace for alldressedup

francesca versace, niece of the late gianni as well as current honcho donatella, recently collaborated with homegrown label and international emerging darling alldressedup.
the fruits of their combined labour have been released on the label's website. here are some shots of the capsule collection...
filled with a predominantly neutral palette, the collection seems poised to sufficiently embody the simple chicness that alldressedup is already favoured for. the tan accents are on pointe and au courant, lending an appropriate edge to the sweet outfits. 

metallics also feature heavily in the small collection, (about 20 outfits which is...approx. 40+ pieces??) albeit in the same neutral shades seen throughout. harem pants and shorts are the main carriers of the shiny fabrics. 

more shorts and sleeveless tops--the SS09 collection is definitely suited to the summer climate! while francesca's aesthetic is more pared-down compared to the opulence of her uncle and the sexiness of her aunt, showing skin is perhaps an inclination that runs in her designer blood.

a small minority of the outfits are dresses, aside from all the city-chic casualwear. the short hemlines are a constant, which make all these perfect party dresses in the summer heat. lightweight fabrics are still used to complement the simple designs.

main features detected:
  1. short hemlines + sleeveless designs = limbs limbs limbs. please exfoliate!
  2. strappy sexy sandals make feet an unexpected focal point and lengthen legs. 
  3. loose, lightweight fabrics are complemented by light colors.
  4. metallic and tan accents take centrestage, with some primary color splashed in. 
all in all, not a bad first time collaboration! while her aesthetic wasn't what i expected based on her famous last name, the 2 seem to be a good match, with the label's casual chic style kept very intact.
 but alldressedup isn't H&M-- it doesn't need too many of these designers for its already-established pedigree. 

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