Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion Flashback: Porter Grey Spring 2012

Two looks from the Porter Grey spring 2012 collection.

I love the '50s and '60s-inspired looks in the spring 2012 Porter Grey collection, with its adorable printed shorts and tops.  The shorts remind me of the style frequently worn by '50s pinup Betty Grable, which showed off her famous gams (fun fact: they were insured by her studio for $1 million).

From their press release:
For Spring 2012, Porter Grey is looking to the 1950’s and 60’s. Designers Kristen and Alexandra O'Neill's grandparents moved into their Oyster Bay Cove home in 1950 and starting that May, hosted a garden party that would become an annual event.  The occasion came to be timed with the blooming of the azaleas and dogwood trees that form large white and fuchsia rounded islands throughout the back of the house. Two hundred people dressed in perfect garden party ensembles scattered throughout the lawn sipping champagne and southsides under the canopies of large seemingly ancient oak trees.   Floral prints highlight the collection; one with a sprinkling of dogwood flowers and another with a mixture of simply sketched azalea, peony, and bluebell flowers.  With colorways including ink, butter, oyster, dusty hydrangea blue, and poppy, the prints will be mixed with a washed charmeuse and perforated leather. (Source)

Photo Source: WWD

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