Can be found in the strangest of places.
It seems that from s/s09's collections largely inspired by ice cream we've taken a dive head first into a sweet shop with sweet clothing that's simply good enough to eat. From s/s to winter now and we got the darker, deeper taste of liquorice as Bertie Bassets and Laduree macaroons inspired Miu Miu and Balenciaga's collections. Yet again we seem to have a sweet inspiration for s/s11 as we've gone full circle to sacharin, E number filled neon sweets that your mother always told you to stay away from . The ones we crave due to their influence on our hyperactive tendencies. Neon was seen at Christopher Kane as the ladylike vibes were translated yet again and pencil skirts and matching jackets in neon lace graced the catwalks leaving all women envious of these painfully bright ensembles. It also featured as a strong streak in Meadham Kirchhoff as they channeled chiffon layering that really reminded me of Rodarte a/w10. The layered colours and the candy shades were reminiscent of a rebellious marie antoinette with lots of frills and grunge acid bright hair and the odd leg warmer here and there. As we know of these guys you have to be someone who braves the new styles and isn't afraid to think outside the box to don these beautiful garments and there was a definite sense of the ideal woman to wear these. She's slightly kitsch; the sort of woman with lots of flowers and strange collectors items in her home and somebody who was a bit naughty at school. The collar was also carried on and the colours in the hair matched the clothes beautifully. These neon pioneers really got me thinking about in your face combinations and beautiful ways of layers and clashing but in a working way and i'll later post my outfit that was inspired by these sweet tooth saints.
There was also a definite gothic vibe with all of that floaty fabric and grey and black mixed with the gaudy tones looked like modern day witches with their crimson lips and their washed out hair hues.
In a word these collections were a winner. And nobody's blaming you for getting a craving for Wonka's Nerds.