Thursday, 11 March 2010

Clemency-London New Collection

For Spring/Summer 2010 the Clemency-London collection is inspired by icons of the 1960s, including Jane Birkin and Bridget Bardot. Soft luxe dresses in layers are mixed with couture military-influenced jackets. Drapes of chiffon are left with frayed hems and tattered edges. Antique, hand-embellishments give a feminine, vintage feel while biker jackets are decorated with frills and thrown over shorts or piquet polos. Designer, Alison Clemency-Buddenhagen graduated from Central St.Martins and was offered a design position at Giorgio Armani working directly with him for four years before being head-hunted for several design posts including creative consultant for Trussardi in Milan and as design director for Calvin Klein in New York. She worked closely with Christopher Bailey and Rose Marie Bravo as a director at Burberry for five years and as creative director for Joseph in London.