There was a time when French fashion was all about traditional elegance – YSL, Chanel, Hermes – and was strictly for the women not the girls. How things have changed! The hottest French labels have a much more youthful aesthetic and are more appealing for it. Charles Anastase has been something of an insiders’ secret for a while but is set to go mainstream now he’s showing at London Fashion Week. Vanessa Bruno’s easy everyday basics are a favourite with the cooler LA juniors like Kirsten Dunst, while APC continues to produce its feminine take on utilitarian-slash-collegiate dressing season after season (the autumn-winter collection has just landed at www.apc.fr). My current favourite is Heimstone, a label I discovered on www.kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk. This label has perfected the art of girl-woman dresses – every one’s a winner (and the jackets aren’t half bad either).
Pic: Charles Anastase at www.brownsfashion.com
24 July, 2007 @ 2:47 am
That’s quite cute. I like it!
24 July, 2007 @ 8:01 pm
I love this dress. It kind of reminds me of the kind of thing that Zooey Deschanel would wear.
I’ll definetly be googling this designer.
24 July, 2007 @ 10:06 pm
i also love this dress. it’s beautiful.
25 July, 2007 @ 10:18 pm
this dress would só fit in my closet and will do good in my wardrobe! great find..
26 July, 2007 @ 2:51 pm
Pretty dress! I LOVE Heimstone also…
29 July, 2007 @ 8:21 pm
ohhh I have a nearly identical dress (its from Spring H&M though). I always get compliments on it…even at Bergdorf’s!! Its my absolute fave.