What I think Fieldwalker does best is elegance. She takes beautiful silk, cuts it on the bias and creates garments that are flattering for women of all body types. They drape softly around your body and feel amazing to touch. Anything she does in black is probably a sell-out as black and elegance go hand-in-hand. Same for the deep, inky navy blue that graced the runway. On Wednesday night I saw a 2-piece black silk lounge set (middle photo below) that I would happily wear out to any event with a few sparkly accessories. Despite the intense black, it felt effortless and floated around the model's figure as she walked. A stunner!
Next is colour. No one picks a better palette than Fieldwalker. Bright and sunny corals, pinks that pop, jewel tones that glow, ebony black and midnight navy used either alone or in eye-catching prints are intuitively chosen each season. This designer also has a knack for combining solid colours or solids and prints - bright pink/orange, lavender/teal and coral/lavender. Her great selection of Kimonos show off the beautiful patterned fabric and great colour blocking particularly well. Both short and long lengths are available and they are well suited to be worn to events - something I proved Wednesday. Finishing touches of high-quality french lace in either a matching or contrast colour were scattered here and there through-out the collection.
Fun is the final element. Short, flirty lingerie with lots of colour and personality caught my eye. The prints in particular were versatile. I could easily see them walk right out of the bedroom and into the sunlight - think sidewalk cafes, summer get-togethers or a warm tropical resort. We only saw one example, but the Patricia Fieldwalker collection also has stretch lace undergarments that are some of the sexiest I have seen. They can be used simply as invisible undergarments or one can step it up a notch by having them peek out from low-neck tops or letting them be glimpsed through sheer blouses.
|Left Photo Courtesy of Peter Jensen|
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