NEW YORK, Sep 9, 2008/ FW/- What we love about Jill Stuart is her ability to create super-feminine, yet urban clothing. This Spring/Summer her collection was all of these things. The setting was the New York Public Library, a place one goes to learn and grow.
This collection, among the antique, marble arches and works of literary genius, Jill Stuart presented us with a collection that reflects everything a woman wants to be- beautiful, and uninhibited. Her color palette was muted and calm, yet still romantic.
Her silhouettes were ultra-girly and reminded us of a fairytale. We loved the super-accessorized look here in long necklaces adorned with beads, chains, and baubles. The one print of the collection was eclectic and colorful, perfectly accentuating the brightness of summer. The layering and draping of each piece, whether it was a pair of pants, a dress, or a top, was well-proportioned.
The idea of structure and fluidity going hand in hand was exactly what Jill Stuart produced this season. Pairing menswear-inspired blazers with super-romantic slip dresses was just what we want for Spring. It’s the perfect way to feel girly and powerful, romantic and urban.
Jill Stuart was introduced to fashion at an early age by her parents, the owners of a New York boutique. She began designing jewelry and handbags at an early age, and her first collection of accessories debuted at Bloomingdales at the age of 15. Her women’s wear line was launched in the 1980s and now draws celebrity attention from stars such from Michelle Trachtenberg to Bette Midler.
Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week