"Reminiscent of a stay in Kent, the intense luminosity of the cottony sky blurs the outlines of the wisteria branches, passes through the Indian Chandery skirts, pale and diaphanous like sunrise, slightly blurred by precious porcelain shades of gray and pale yellow...Then Mediterranean memories take possession, creating a more lasvious mood, colors bolder: Tuareg blue, shocking pink and gold-yellow. Sensuality becomes apparent in an Oriental twilight.
TRANSLATION: A gorgeous collection of featherweight frocks, gauzy gowns, and polished poplin dresses by Thierry Colson, a fashion editor turned designer whose gigs have included consulting for Hermes, Chloe, Lacoste, Jil Sander, Martine Sitbon & Anna Molinari, as well as styling for "Vogue Homme International", "Glamour", "Numero Homme" & "Madame Figaro." He now produces his line of cotton loungewear (for everywhere) in Jaipur, India - save the striped pieces made from Italian-shirting which are produced in his native France. "There's some soul in these clothes," Colson recently explained to Elle magazine, about his Spring 2011 collection which is inspired by the ethereal (pigments in makeup) and the lasting (Algerian paintings). "Girls say they feel like they're in a novel when they wear them."
- Lesley Scott