The L.A.M.B. Fall 2012 collection evoked images of a punk, naughty librarian. It contained liberal doses of plaid and checks, contrasted by neons. The ever-popular Peter-Pan collar was clearly a favorite here. The buttoned-up librarian look was emphasized by the short hems of the skirts. The girls were typical Gwen Stefani…a bit cheeky, ever-so-stylish and chic. I loved that a clean palette of black and white was used for prints with strong graphic lines, sometimes with shots of color. Punctuated with pops of bright yellow and red, the clothes definitely stood out.
The silhouettes seen were so Gwen. The minis were mini and incredibly cute. Most of the models wore stockings, to offset the sexy vibe. The pants were slouchy trousers but close-fitting to the body. If you’re a huge Gwen Stefani fan and see liberal doses of pictures of her doing everyday things, you’ll find the shape of these pants very familiar, as Gwen often sticks to this look, with heels.
The bodices were very forgiving, with long sleeves and high necklines. L.A.M.B. clearly took inspiration from Mad Men’s uber sexy secretaries, with models wearing glasses and donning perfectly coifed beehives.
Houndstooth has been popping up at several shows this season. I think it’s safe to say that you can pull yours out from the back of your closet. If you haven’t got any, try opting for the larger houndstooth print. It’s more modern and younger.
The L.A.M.B. Fall 2012 collection was a strong one, following in the aesthetic of the line. Many of the pieces were not only interesting and unique, but also very wearable for the punk, chic set. To see more L.A.M.B., go to www.l-a-m-b.com.