William Tempest Spring 2011 RTW
Some of you may recall a post I did at the beginning of the month, NYFW Designer: The Tempest, about 24 year-old British designer William Tempest who would be making his New York Fashion Week debut with his Spring 2011 RTW collection. I truly enjoyed his fall collection so I was excited to see what he had to offer this spring - and he absolutely did not disappoint! I feel like I'm looking at statues of ancient goddesses come to life. There's such a frothy, romantic element in all that glorious chiffon, but he didn't make it cliche. He maintained a lot of his structural looks from the fall, but with a softer edge. Here are a few details from my favorite pieces:
I think my absolute favorite is the last one, the billowing dress with the soft chiffon skirt beneath. It's so artistic. I love to see fashion take on an artistic flair, it can be so exciting and really stimulates and inspires the viewer.
You can view more photos of the collection at WWD and Fashionologie. What do you think of William's designs?