Jill Stuart Spring 2014 Collection

Spring 2014 is sexy and sophisticated for Jill Stuart. The uber-feminine designer, known for her fun and flirty collections, presented a tougher, edgier collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Spring 2014. The use of color was almost non-existent, Stuart instead opted for black, white and greys with a few looks in blue. This collection celebrates “the tough, sexy chick”, a darker director than last season’s collection. This season’s highlights featured leather, lace, midriff-baring tops, sexy cutouts and sheer accents.

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:

Jill Stuart Fall 2013 Collection

With a color palette that featured most black, Jill Stuart presented her Fall 2013 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Her collection, inspired by the modern British aristocratic, namely model and grand-daughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Stella Tennant

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+

Jill Stuart Spring 2013 Collection

I always love attending Jill Stuart’s collection show because she really knows what women are looking for when it comes to fashion – glamour, femininity, elegance, etc – all traits that make up the DNA of her design aesthetic. For her spring 2013, Stuart presented a gorgeous collection saturated with uber-feminine details like bows, accordion pleats, lace, sequins, lush and silky liquid metal fabrics, and delicate floral appliques.

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.

Jill Stuart Fall 2012 Collection

Unlike her Spring 2012 collection which was full of vivid colors and playful personality, Jill Stuart’s 2012 Collection was morose and much more sullen which is understandable because this season’s collection was inspired “the dark, magical world of Nick Cave’s women”. Nick Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, etc whose “music is generally characterized by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with “religion, death, love, America, and violence”. The women in his life are generally described as enigmatic and blasé and this personality trait is what inspired this collection.

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.

Jill Stuart Spring 2012 Collection

Girlish colors glided down the runway at Jill Stuart for Spring 2012 – though I am a lover of the typical chic black New York uniform, the colors were a nice change but then again Jill Stuart has never been afraid of using color. Creamy pastels were mixed with neutrals in Jill Stuart’s dresses and separates. It’s evident that she was inspired by the spring season itself as cherry blossoms, palm trees (in both small and large sizes) and song birds present throughout the collection.

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 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

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 Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

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.

A ton of fashion and TV royalty came out to see Jill Stuart’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Kourtney and Kim Kardashian were accompanied by a not-so-popular Scott Disick. The EXTREMELY handsome Nigel Barker was there, as was Miss Jay. Taryn Manning was seen sitting front row as well.

See the rest of the garments at the show’s finale below

Photography by Bonita’s World
Edited by Glasgow Skinner