As the emperor of femininity and girly style, Valentino’s spring 2010 collection was the hallmark for this new trend. The Italian designer’s collection was a conglomerate of lace, ruffles and bows breathing a breath of fresh air onto the catwalk, previously dominated in 2009 with 80’s style body-con dresses and fetish leathers. The style was echoed by Dolce and Gabbana’s collection, which featured heavily with lace. However, the Italian duo brought an androgynous edge to their collection using a monochrome colour scheme. Avoiding white and opting for hues of nudes, sorbets and creams is important to save this sweet style from bringing to mind wedding bells and bridal chic.
A similar freshness and femininity was brought to the 2010 catwalk collections with Dolce and Gabanna’s rose prints that were featured primarily on camis, skirts and shorts. Based on a colour scheme of blues, purples and reds the prints added a bold edge to the feminine silhouettes and shapes that were paramount.
High street stores Topshop and Miss Selfridge are stocking a number of lace and rose printed items that echo the feminine style hallmarked by Dolce and Gabbana and Valentino. Check out the feminine and flirty outfits both created by Gini which resonate this New Year’s style perfectly:
Posted by: Charlotte Day