Iconic? Really?Posted: September 4, 2009 | |
Lane Bryant Icon Collection.
I’m scratching my head a bit on this one.
“Inspired by the runways of Paris, Milan and London. Icon Collection- sophisticated interpretations of fashion’s top trends, designed with the finest details and fabrics.”
I haven’t seen the collection face to face so I can’t pass judgement on the quality of the fabrics or garment manufacture, but looking at the images online I’m really not that impressed. The Lane Bryant statement is big but the collection hits me with a slight nudge rather than the sledgehammer blow I was looking out for- or even an uppercut. There are pieces I like….
….then there are pieces that look like LB just re hashed old non- favourites….
To me the collection as a whole says “classic” not “top trends” but I’m glad to see that Lane Bryant are trying to step up their game and offer better quality garments even if the design of some of it doesn’t quite hit the mark. The styling in the promo pics is a bit naff too IMHO which doesn’t help. Still, they gave it a go and I can’t knock them for that, I just hope they develop the range for future seasons so that come spring they give us something to get excited about.
One good thing though- there’s not a wrap dress in sight and that in itself shows progress.
What do you think?