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We've been noticing an influx of berry colored garments on the e-commerce sites this season and though we love the shades involved, the sheer number if giving us the creeps. Could their presence be a result of the black opaque tights trend? Berry colors, after all, best compliment that particular look. Whatever the reason may be if you're feeling ultra-feminine there's no need to wait until Valentine's Day to get your sweet on. Net-a-Porter in particular is ready to dive in now--and though an army of pink and purple frocks doesn't seem appealing, one or two can't hurt. Yes, you could call us romantics.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Speaking of awards, Rodarte won double honors — 100,000 euros for the Swiss Textiles Award, the first American designers to ever do so — last night. The prize, which Laura and Kate Mulleavy snatched over fellow nominees Richard Nicoll, Louise Goldin, and Jean-Pierre Braganza, is to be used to fund international development of the brand. Last year's winner was Marios Schwab. [Style File, WWD]
>> Over in London today, Richard Nicoll carried on the "Malibu palette" that got started in New York. Vivid pink and tangerine colorblocked their way through the parade, fading into muted shades of blue and gray. This collection seems like London's answer to Francisco Costa's Calvin Klein — Nicoll was inspired by nineties minimalism paired with fifties modernism, after all.
Thomas Pink has big plans. The shirt-maker, known for his collection of immaculate shirts for men and women, is set to add a trendy women's line to his repertoire.
Designed by Londoner Richard Nicoll, the womenswear collection will include delicate shirt-inspired jackets, skirts, and dresses in muted color palettes such as the ruffled silk dress pictured. "It was my intention to do something more soft and fluid, as my signature is more structured pieces," said Nicoll. Prices for the women's collection will range between $150 for a shirt to $750 for a dress.
Out of all the girls on The Hills, Whitney Port is my favorite. Not only is she drama free, unlike LC and Heidi, she's also super fashionable. I'm not one to sugarcoat things, so I'll be honest; I'm not loving this Richard Nicoll outfit she wore at Lupus LA Orange Ball. She usually nails it but something went wrong here. Maybe she's been secretly hanging out with Heidi — gasp! She resembles a genie that just exploded out of her lamp. I appreciate a bit of tummy showing à la Carrie Bradshaw, but she should have either chosen the top or the skirt, not both. What do you think, freaky or fabulous?
Fashionable things are brewing over at Topshop. Starting mid-Jan, capsule collections by London-based Jonathan Saunders (Thandie Newton favorite) and Louise Goldin are set to come out. Saunders' pieces include black and grey jersey T-shirts and dresses with geometric prints. Goldin's include knit dresses woven in bright blues, reds, and oranges. Following that, on January 28, more capsule collections will arrive from Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Todd Lynn, and Richard Nicoll.