Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back On Stage ... L.A.M.B SS 2010

Why do I hate celebrity designers (not to be confused with celebrity fashion designers)?

One of the obvious reasons I can tell is that their lines are often comprise of pieces styled after their personal styles, and not according to what people covet and would like to wear. Well, I can’t blame them for doing so because, after all, people are always gaga to look and to live like their favourite stars.

After being on hiatus from the fashion world for quite a while (did anyone see her at the last NYFW early this year? I Bet no one did), Gwen Stefani is back on the New York Fashion Week scene with fresh lineup made for the forthcoming spring/summer season.

Drawing her references from the African and eighties styles, I can see some, if not a lot of visible differences on the new collection. For instance, I see more edginess, especially on the tops, where Gwen smartly convert shirts into 80’s de rigueur off-shoulders, loose fitting silhouettes and more contemporary prints application, rather than extremely tribal.

As usual, the L.A.M.B working palette consists of black and white, with nonchalant hints of pop shades such as electric blue and burnish orange, the earthy salmon pink, yellow toned down to a paler shade, and the classic grey.

Though you might not see a single hint of Jamaican Rasta such as the tricolour hues (think of her L fragrance bottle and carton design), you can still feel its unparallel presence in some of the relaxed spring/summer pieces, highly notable in the semi-tribal prints, loose halter neck top, and sculpted vest worn with blue bra top underneath, and a baggy three-quarter denim bottom.

And for spring/summer 2010, fans can look forward to dresses and skirts with shorter hemlines, leg-hugging long pants, lacy leggings, as well as the voluminous harem pants.

To ensure you have perfectly channel Gwen’s trademark laidback but chic styles, don’t forget to pair your L.A.M.B must have pieces with cool modernist print printed hobo handbags, lofty loaf totes in tribal African prints, and a slouchy shoulder bag in beige suede.

L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani’s spring/summer 2010 collection will be available at select departmental stores and multi-brand stores worldwide early next year.

*Photos by Marcio Madeira for

L.A.M.B at TriBeCa – First floor, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

1 fashionistas wrote ...:

nuha nuha said...

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