Friday, January 21, 2011
Steichen for Spring: the Colenimo SS 2011 Collection
Last year, I did a little post about a Ruby Keeler-inspired collection by London design house, Colenimo. When I heard Colenimo's Spring/Summer 2011 collection was again inspired by vintage style (in this case, one of my favourite Edward Steichen photographs ever--from 1928 see below), I immediately rushed to their site to pore over their style book. In the end, some of the clothes are cuuuute, but I like the actual vintage fashions worn by the women in the photos better. Really, the only re-occuring connections I could make between the Steichen image and the collection were a hat worn by the model and the use of linen. I noticed some 30s-dustbowl esque flutter sleeved gingham and floral dresses that were really darling, but farmer's daughters walking barefoot in the country grass represent a whole other homespun aesthetic that has little to do with the breezy aristocratic resort style shown by the ladies on the yacht, so the Steichen influence is a rather removed one in my humble opinion. Anywhooo, what do you think?
Posted by BaronessVonVintage