Blink Inspiration: Flowers for Stella

We were out and about in town yesterday, feeling a bit schizophrenic with the sale stock looking so, well, old I suppose and the new season collections looking oh so freshly tempting. It makes such sense to snap up some amazing sale bargains- especially considering that its still the depths of Winter and will probably remain frigidly cold for at least the next three months, but all I really wanted was new season gorgeousness, along with the promise of sunshine and blue skies that it holds.

Liberty was the best for us as far as showcasing new season collections. We fell in love with the Stella McCartney resort/ early Spring collection all over again (the first time being when we drooled over the show shots on Style.com). The simplicity of silhouette, the structure, the delicious combination of texture and pattern- specifically the stunning, grand scale floral prints and the boldly blue, broderie anglais style lace. Here are a few shots for you, to share the joy and bring you a little ray of Spring sunshine.

Stella McCartney, Resort 2011 collection. Image from Stella McCartney via Style.com

Stella McCartney, Resort 2011 collection. Image from Stella McCartney via Style.com

Stella McCartney, Resort 2011 collection. Image from Stella McCartney via Style.com

Pattern- Mini Floral, Maxi Impact

So now we have to step back in time slightly ‘cos we had some good stuff lined up for the blog which we set aside while covering London Fashion Week. Hope you don’t mind!

This is one from our Paris trip to attend PV and do a little inspirational retailing. We popped into Colette– well, it would have been rude not to! Actually, its a must unless you want to be the only bod in the whole global fashion industry not to have scrummed amongst the mannequins to try and divine the season’s key messages. This most important looks are featured in the store windows, and this time they had decided to showcase the brilliantly talented, London based designer, Erdem. His impeccable taste in pattern, microscopic attention to detail and innovative silhouettes all combine to create something really quite wonderful.

According to a few of the printers we spoke with who were showing at Indigo within PV, clients were returning from a trip to Colette excitedly purchasing every bit of artwork that closely resembled this look. Expect to see variations on this look from now into Spring Summer 2011…

Erdem in the window of Colette

Erdem in the window of Colette