So we are drawing to the end of 2011, and I can't be the only one hankering after a few inches of snow, surely? In substitute of the white stuff, what a better way to prolong the wintry feeling with these beautiful frocks.
Out of the whole SS12 Collection I had to pick these as key favourites, not just because of the simple yet striking colour (how un-wedding dress like can you get?) but because of the cuts too. They're structured, unexpected in their asymmetrical design, and beautifully crafted, almost like a work of art. Which is uncanny really when I learnt that the designer Lada
Komarova had been directly inspired by the Surrealist movement, and
Dali paintings in particular. Perhaps the influence is less obvious
from these particular white pieces, but the brighter patterns in the
collection (see here and here) are certainly reminiscent of Dali's style. I'm a massive art geek, so the fusion of fashion and artistic influence is really appealing to me. To be honest, any collection inspired by art, music, or indeed even a location (I remember loving the map dresses at the RGS over a year ago) tends to attract my attention - external inspiration makes a collection more personal, more complex and more exciting.
If I were to ever own a Delada gown (a girl can dream) I would be tempted to layer it even more so - but not drown the dresses for fear of covering them up. The geometric cut outs, particularly the snowflake-esque side detail on the Madonna Lily dress, would be a match made in heaven with a hint of lace. Teamed with chunky heels to offset the subtly and grace of the dresses, I'd feel like the most glamourous Ice Queen in all of the land. What do you think guys? xox