For Spring 2009, Tracy Reese was captivated by the ethereal progression of nature as the seasons change, with pastel prints inspired by Japanese art with chrysanthemums and hazy blue skies, and structured leather softened with touches of leaf appliqué. Relaxed and draped silhouettes feature a sumptuous green garden of Van Gogh-inspired prints, while Summer comes full circle with architectural shapes and defined prints of sleek stripes and laser cut lace.
While at Ports 1961, Tia Ciabani looked north for inspiration to Canadian artist Emily Carr.
The Rebecca Taylor girl for Spring 2009 is a bohemian world traveler with a taste for modernity and opulence - as well as all things floral, chiffon and lace. Clad in a palette of wistful neutrals paired with rich jewel tones and watercolor designs, she mixes her inherited couture pieces from her French actress mother with great finds gathered from exotic locations around the globe...for the same feeling inspired by the fragility of loved, stored away clothes and the fantasy of stepping into another time.
Ibiza, Saint Tropez, Mykonos, and Porto Cervo...designer Gideon Oberson took Gottex on a glamourous journey inspired by fabulous luxury resorts around the globe. "For me, dressing for the beach is no different than dressing for a night out. My clientele is able to go from poolside straight to cocktails and dinner by simply adding a breathtaking pareo or skirt to complete her ensemble."
- Lesley Scott
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