Chadwick Bell’s Spring 2012 inspiration came from an ideal woman who is an art collector, worldly, leisurely, and modern.  For the day looks she had structured jackets that gave an architectural feel yet made in cotton to maintain lightness and ease.  Pieces also included trench coats, trousers, and dresses that gave a relaxed yet polished silhouette.  The color palette was soft chalky colors; ivory, lemon yellow, chambray, powder blue, tangerine, lilac, and also a floral jacquard fabric to show a woman who is refined, but may have an eccentric side.  Her evening gowns were dramatic and clean with strong lines and bird embroidery inspired by Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak.  Footwear consisted of timeless kitten heels and stilettos in tan and black patent leather.  After the models graced the runway they lined up on a stage so that the audience may have another closer look at the details.  This was a perfect mediation between a show and a presentation for the audience was able to see the movement of the clothing as well as the craftsmanship.


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