Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Twinkle by Wenlan Fall 2010

Photos courtesy of nymag.com

Thorn and Vine with black chiffon combo short dress in White/Black, Gold Slide Bracelet (left)
Chantarelle three quarter sleeve blouse with studs in Ink Blue, Chantarelle draped skirt with button detail in Ink Blue, Mad Max Bracelet (right)

Birch Feather one shoulder dress with tie in Berry, Mad Max Bracelet (left)
Houndstooth long sleeve dress with chiffon sleeve in Black/Grey, Cool Cube Necklace (right)

Mystic flutter sleeve dress with embellished neckline and chain belt in Twilight, Arctic Ice Necklace (left)
Mystic sleeveless dress with overlay in Mauve Multi, Leopard Jacquard Pleated mini skirt in Black, Cascading Tears Necklace (right)

Nostalgia short sleeve zipper front cut out dress in Olive, Black Noir Bracelet (left)
Birch Feather three quarter pleated dress with chain belt in White/Black (right)

Clipping sweetheart strapless dress with ruched bodice in Black Multi, Firecracker Necklace (left)
Chunky Knit sleeveless sweater dress belted in Barley, Bulldog Leash Bracelet (right)

This Fall 2010 show was the best I've ever seen from Twinkle by Wenlan to date. Flattering mini dresses, whether it's a strapless, one shoulder or flutter sleeve, all work well for a petite frame. Twinkle by Wenlan, takes chunky knits to the next level with a lean, short sweater dress.

Inspiration for this collection is stems from the tale of Hansel and Gretel, seen through Thorn and Vine and Birch Feather prints and a color palette that represents a journey through the forest - midnight blue, olive green, grey, brown, mustard, royal purple and black and white.

Details include angular framing through piping, hints of lace and exposed zippers. Twinkle Jewels are weighted and twisted, with chokers, draped necklaces, chunky chains and cubes in gold, silver in antique, sparkly and gunmetal tones, red and purple.

- Kim Weling

Here are some additional photos I took at the show

Video courtesy of mbfashionweek.com

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