The Clothes: Bold colors and graphic patterns made a serious impact juxtaposed with the collection’s clean and minimal lines. The vibe was very 1960s mod, almost reminiscent of André Courrèges, but with brighter, more pop-art-inspired colors. Perry always uses an artist’s work as the jumping off point for all her collections. This time it was Ellsworth Kelly (one of my favorite painters of the 60s) and the clothes certainly did Kelly’s modern color field paintings justice. One of my favorite looks was a yellow shift dress with ovals of blue, orange and pink–a play on one of Kelly’s 1964 paintings. There were also a handful of frocks printed with a graphic, child-like stars-and-moon print.
The Hair & Makeup: The makeup was minimal, and the hair was parted on the side and left to hang loose on one side. Models wore oversized earrings in the shape of circles or stars.
The Soundtrack: “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest, “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra.
The Vibe: Held at the Lisa Perry store, the setting was ultra sleek and modern. Guests were told to wait along the wall (or help themselves to the free Coca Colas and mini Mooncakes) until the moving presentation got underway. One model stood in the window storefront, swishing in a galaxy-printed maxi dress, for passersby.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Emma Stone, Kate Bosworth
WTF Moment: When one tourist stopped and tried to direct the model in the window.
What the designer said: “So this season, you know, I’m always inspired by art and the art around me, so this [season] was Ellsworth Kelly. And then I’m always in love with what’s going on in the sky, especially in the summer. And I just thought, I love the shapes [in Kelly's work], and I love the shapes you find in the sky. I just love the juxtaposition of the sun, moon stars, with the very minimal Kelly.”