During Fashion Week, I am always most excited to see the collections of creative and quirky designers. The ones that are doing something completely different from what everyone else is doing. The Libertine line fits that description to a tee, So I was pretty giddy with anticipation when I had the opportunity to attend the the Libertine Fall/Winter 2011 runway show. Well, suffice to say, I was the exact oppostie of disappointed. In fact, Libertine was my favorite collection for fall.
Models stepped on the runway looking like they'd been attacked by a horde of painters with textured paint rollers. large wool coats, tweeds, flowing dresses, blazers, tights and legging, even knit hats, nothing was spared from the frenzied paint-bearing gang. The painted effect was applied in a crosshatched pattern that faded in and out, smudged, or cut off at angles. The intense hues of the prints will definitely make an impact for fall, no dreary black on gray on black again for Libertine! Royal blue, sunny yellow, and bright fuchsia were among the many boldly combined colors that brought a sense of fun and vitality to the collection. Even the black and white outfits stood out with with eye popping whites over deeply hued blacks.