October 30, 2010 1 Comment
Gwen Stefani is certainly a creative fashion genius. This is the woman who made the underground ska scene popular again and launched a successful Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-Japanese-couture fashion line. With her latest LAMB collection, she again draws on cultural inspiration (African and tribal) and combines it with her personal style for a fun and trendy Spring 2011 line.
Patterns were defintely the star of the show, like the colorful, African-inspired prints on ruffled party dresses. Crop tops and skirts were splashed with layered, mismatched pattern swatches. For such loud and funky designs, the outfits still looked ultra-hip and wearable.
Further into the collection, Stefani’s signature style took center-stage. Midriff-baring tops and peek-a-boo bras were paired with glam-ska accessories like mens-style belts with loose fit jeans, trilby hats and ruby red lips. Even if you’re not a fan of her daring fashion sense, you could easily rock the separates on their own.
Patterns continued to dominate the streetwear and formal looks, like head-to-toe plaid outfits, leopard tuxedo shorts and delicately tie-dyed silk dresses. But a solid white suit accented with African beads and rope-up platform heels was a top look. The real standout was when Stefani herself appeared at the end in a mismatched punk-rock plaid meets African-princess look.