POSTED 02 08 2011

Autumn Winter Collection 2011


For AW11 La Petite S***** brings a rich collection combining twisted, looped up garments with sharply pleated tailoring and sensual drape. The full-bodied colour palette incorporates burnt umber, tobacco, putty, bitter chocolate and aubergine, giving dramatic intensity to this seasons new shapes.

Designer, Nicola Helgesen has manifested a sophisticated yet edgy collection which pushes separates and versatile investment pieces in addition to the signature cocktail dresses La Petite S***** is celebrated for. A minimal yet feminine aesthetic has produced pieces which smoothly bridge the gap from day to evening wear.

A truly unique fabric, this season’s Italian stretch wool is lightweight yet moulds and sculpts the body in tailored body con dresses and separates. The sharpness of the tailoring translates into cubist sleeves and signature pleats which have each been individually considered to flatter and fashion the female form.

Inspired by 70’s glamour, the glossy fluid jersey in camel, chocolate, aubergine and burnt umber is sensuously draped and twisted.  A series of minimalist dresses with gathered waists, plunging cowl necklines and draped sleeves form the core of this effortlessly seductive group. Sweeping hemlines and skinny neck ties elongate the silhouette and continue the theme through into the crushed satin group.

The hammered mohair and crushed satin offer the deconstructed counterpart to the tailoring. These luxurious fabrics with a textured finish, drape and twist into easy to wear looped up styles, cinched in at the waist with skinny leather belts in glossy bitter chocolate.

Antique stretch lace in mercury and bronze brings a youthful, accessible gloss in the form of pleated cocktail dresses and separates. Stretchy Italian silk woven with metal is cut into super skinny skirts and dresses which ripple over the body.

The AW11 collection offers something for every modern woman from directional lightweight tailoring to playful twisted drape in an intense colour palette which is quintessential La Petite S*****

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