I love Stuart’s daring use of lace and leather, and her ore structured silhouettes, it shows she can truly dress all women – those who want a look that’s flirty and feminine and those who prefer a darker, sensual style. Check out video of models walking the show’s finale below:
Brightening up the color palette were gold accents and embellishments, a few pops of navy, a candy stripe-esque print that added a bit of playfulness, deep red and coral. Memorable details included large Victorian bows at the neck, structured and modern jackets (which immediately made me think of old English gents), and dresses which featured delicate lace, sheer linings and bold necklines.
Unlike the show’s beginning, Jill Stuart ended her collection with pops of color but I’d describe them as rich and deep rather than bright which will please those who love fall tones.
Check out more from the collection in the show’s finale,w hich i filmed on my #HTCOne X+
Her collection also featured details and silhouettes from the most sensual decades – the thirties to the fifties. We saw sleeves that float and flutter, high necks, full and pencil skirts
As with all her collections, Jill Stuart has something for every woman and once again presents a collection that can dress a woman from morning to evening, work and play.
The darker hued looks (which included bordeaux, chocolate, grape, navy, etc) featured dark floral prints and an interesting print consisting of a trio of paint splotches), muted colors, sheer and lace inserts, rhinestones which were placed in amazing swirled designs on sheer dresses and blouses and turtlenecks – several of which were layered under dresses.
This is the second season that Jill Stuart has showed a softer more feminine collection, she is right in step with the lady chic trend blossoming this season (which surely will be ever present in the spring). Of course she still showed a few edgier looks but they still featured lots of feminine touches
To view the rest of her collection, enjoy the show’s finale video below
Jill Stuart opened her Fall 2011 show collection with looks screen printed with woodland creatures – owls, foxes, etc. No surprise since she was inspired by Heidi Specker’s photos of the Enchanted Forest (aka Black Forest) in Germany.
This inspiration was especially prevalent in her color palette – teal, green, browns, burgundy, orange and reds
My favorite Jill Stuart looks from this season’s show were her color-block pieces. She featured bold geometric color blocking in striking combinations – teal/green/black, burgundy/orange/teal/black, etc
and oh wow, the beauty of those bold colors color-blocked with metallics. Some may not agree with me but the looks with the metallic color-blocking reminded me very much of Egyptian-era garments. Either way, I’ve always loved the feminine looks Jill Stuart, she knows how to make a women look and feel feminine.
Enjoy the show’s finale video below
Jill Stuart featured a more demure collection compared to last season. This 1940’s inspired collection had a longer silhouette and the flirty frocks were in the neutral trend that we’ve been seeing out there. This made the collection uniquely interesting; there were lots of detailing which made the show special, embroidery, sheer striping, delicate ribbons and beading.
See the rest of the garments at the show’s finale below
Photography by Bonita’s World
Edited by Glasgow Skinner