Gwen Stefani’s unique style has always inspired lots of stylish women, so there was no doubt in the fact that everyone was impatiently waiting for her L.A.M.B spring 2012 collection to be channeled during New York Fashion Week. Although Gwen wasn’t able to make it to the unveiling of her most recent fashion line, her fans were present at the show to be bewitched by some of the latest designs from the singer-turned-designer’s spring 2012 collection.
For the L.A.M.B spring/summer 2012 collection, Gwen Stefani drew inspiration from the incredible military and Indian sari designs, which resulted into a super fresh, youthful and feminine clothing line. As it’s characteristic of the L.A.M.B. signature, there were plenty of color bursts – sunny yellows, sanguine reds, muted greens, a few vagrant but gorgeous turquoises, which were perfectly contrasted with those two-toned collections. Lots of loud prints, comfy jumpsuits, and super-short minis talked about Gwen’s personal unmistakable style.
Gorgeous military jackets paired with cool ikat-printed skirts, cool print floor length or mini dresses, bold accents on dark, timeless hues as well as stylish cargo pants and lovely blouses, flared and drapy details dominated the collection. She plastered cargo pockets on the front and sides of drop crotch printed jumpsuits, giving them a military touch and finalized the looks with killing platform shoes.
“There were three distinct themes that inspired me,” Gwen Stefani tells Rolling Stone. “The first is a Rat Pack group that is very black and white and quite graphic. The second we’re calling High Voltage because there are lots of bright electric colors.” Of the East Meets West vibe, Stefani confirms that “Maharaja – an Indian inspiration – loosely weaves in and out.”
In line with the Afro-Indian theme, the models hit the catwalk in the lively music by Jeremy Healy, which paired reggae against African pop, bhangra, and hip-hop. No wonder, the show mesmerized and the edgy, bold pieces with ethnic touches promised to dress you in a unique way in the new warm season.
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