Sunday, July 8, 2012
romance was born: ss 09/10
this collection by romance was born which vogue australia described as "neptunes and nanas" combines traditional crochet elements with a deep sea mythological theme. who knows if it was intentional that the peachy pink crochet dress is made up of a lacey shell stitch (that almost resembles coral reef here) or that the mint green tunic uses a traditional pineapple motif, or maybe i'm reading too deeply with this tropical crochet stitch suggestion. though this collection showed a few years ago, we're still seeing many of these trends alive and well today - particularly the candy colored and ombre hair, the matte pastel lips, and just the saccharin pastels in general. the first two crochet pieces aren't my favorite, but i love the granny square piece (which cate blanchett wore on the red carpet to mixed reviews in the celeb gossip rags) and it's fellow printed fabric pieces, as well as the crochet motifs that appear as accents here and there (such as the doilies in the train of the black and green dress).