Friday, 12 October 2012

Ricardo Preto

The Preto collection opened with a Riviera feel. Boating jackets in a safari sand with opulent gold stripes sat primly over tailored trousers. Casual tailoring has been seen to be a huge part of Ricardo Pretos collections in the past and this collection held the same values. Casually low waisted skirts were worn with crisp tailored shirts and daringly short shirt dresses with side slits gave the collection its wearable feel. Shift dresses and shirts had square shoulders that gave the illusion of shoulder pads and created a strong silhouette and led nicely into the ultra high waist bands which still gave the illusion of a low waisted skirt.
Neck scarves and pocketed, utilitarian jackets gave this collection a very androgynous edge, a nod to the fishermans wife trend.

Prints were interesting, bold jewel colours used on white as an almost posterised image of Agate (used to collection pretty stones....). The jewel look that was layered in chiffon really brought the looks into Spring Summer. Flowing chiffons were used in gorgeous cigarette pants that featured scalloped edges and satin buttons. Striking shades of orange and red were the last outfits of the collection, contrasting with the sky blue, taupe and gold that was seen earlier in the collection. The finale outfit was another low slung skirt with a wide waist band but in fiery red and totally see through. So much so that the final thing we saw at the end of this collection was the model’s white panties. Lovely! 

Jemima Daisy x


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