Archive for February 21, 2012

Fashion Blitz — Collection Spotlight: L.A.M.B.

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Fashion Week is similar to a presidential debate: Though many designers will enter, not all will survive the wrath of comments from reporters and editors. One designer, however, has consistently earned the approval of the fashion elite: Gwen Stefani and her L.A.M.B. collection. Highlighted below are a few of the many reasons why we feel her detailed Fall/Winter 2012 collection rocked harder than No Doubt.

Karen’s pick:

Sweet and sassy, the Peter Pan collar is here to stay! The L.A.M.B Spring/Summer 2011 presentation demonstrated how to rock this popular style the right way by keeping it retro-prep, not Lolita

-chic. Coupled with a classic skirt suit featuring nontraditional detailing in ultra-trendy black, yellow and gray plaid, the look is timeless, but with a rebellious edge.

If you’re looking to try this out yourself, start out with a traditional combination of black and white. It will look great paired with a neutral circle skirt in tan or camel. Once you feel confident, play around with textures and color palettes, but keep in mind that Peter Pan collars can easily look more toddler than twenty-something if not worn properly.

If the look starts to resemble the outfit you wore on the first day of preschool, then it may be time to rethink things. These collars may not look intimidating, but it takes an astute sense of style to maintain their sophistication.

—Karen Zapp