Monday, July 5, 2010

STYLE NOTES: Boudoir D'Huitres//Ghana + US [Day 4, Africa Fashion Week 2010]

We expected quite a bit of drama from Boudoir D'Huitres (and we got it with her use of faux fur and heavy fringing) but after all was said and done, it was her combination of playful and sophisticated we found most memorable. She kept her "Queen of the Night" collection within the boundaries of a black/white/red palette done up with lace, draping and the closest attention to proportions. We love that her collection was accessible without being oversimplified. We also couldn't shake off a keen sense of a very clear thought process and hidden gems tucked away in virtually every piece. We're sure a guided tour through the designer's mood board would help those details bubble to the surface. In any case, if you're looking for chic ready-to-wear that takes itself seriously but not too seriously, try Mimi Plange's Boudoir D'Huitres:

Also, is it just us or is there something very Thandie Newton about this collection?


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