Perhaps its the gradual decent into a global depression that gives those in fashion a silver lining when it comes to designing new and eclectic S/S collections for 2010.I love to experiment with new styles every season, however i am particularly fond of spring. Something about it's fresh vibrancy and power to turn people for the better (mentally and physically), really has an effect over me. Traditionally, spring is about stripping back the shell of blacks and greys to reveal brighter and more colourful trends - so it's clear that colour is a staple for this coming spring.From Jeremy Scott's latest S/S 2010 collection, the visionary designer turns the classic into the indulgent with his play on textures using rainbow buttons to cover entire outfits giving his collection a vibrancy which has been surely missed though out this bleak winter.Not only are international designers such as Bernard Willhelm, Sonia Rykiel, Preen, Zac Posen, costume national, and Estrella Archs turning to brights and textures to excite us with their latest ranges - local designers such as Zambesi, Lonely Hearts, Nom*D and World have also made the transition from dark to light, bright and fabulous.One can let loose this spring with the clashing of colours and the mixng of textures to create an overall look of energy that will surely carry through to summer.So like i said, sport colour, this season as much as you can - I know us kiwi's are hugely attached to black, but just try to keep away from the dark part of your wardrobe for a season. There's a time and a place for everything, and now it's the time for bold prints, block colours, floral's and neon's.
Image: Mark Barber
Styling and words: Pebbles Hooper
Model: Celia @ Nova
Makeup: Hannah Wilson using MAC