Twinkle by Wenlan Spring 2010

Where & When: Friday, September 11th at noon, the Salon, Bryant Park
Runway Recap: When I read in Wenlan Chia's notes that her Twinkle collection was inspired by Yoko Ono and Blondie, I thought, "Oh no, even Twinkle has jumped on the '80s bandwagon." So I was expecting the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised by what came down the runway: airy knits and silky dresses of all shapes in everything from strong black-and-white to soft pastel prints to bold magenta and mint green. It was a bit of something for everyone, but every look accomplished what Chia does so well, which is expertly straddle the line between soft femininity and edgy cool. Chia played with volume throughout--sometimes on top, sometimes on bottom, and sometimes all over--but I think the looks that managed to contain it, such as in the sheath and chemise dresses, were the most successful.
Standout Look: Chia always has interesting prints in her collections, and I was particularly intrigued by this one, which featured a mix of stripes and flowers, once again evocative of her pretty-but-cool aesthetic. The dress also had pleats and tucks which worked well with the geographic nature of the pattern.
Bonus Points: My first Gossip Girl sighting of the week! Yin Chang, the actress who plays Nelly Yuki, sat front row.
Where to Buy: Click here for stores.

1 comment

Everyday Life of an Up and Coming Fashionista said...

Very nice.

Yanni D.