Vanessa G might not be a fashion label that everyone knows, but when Vanessa Gounden launched her debut collection last season she attracted the likes of Jade Jagger and Tali Lennox to her party, and for spring/summer 2012 model Amber le Bon has signed up as the face of her collection.
Last season I was impressed with the striking prints, which seemed more appropriate to be hung on the wall rather than in a wardrobe, and this season the collection continues featuring original artworks and photography on the pieces.
For spring/summer 2012 there are three individual capsule collections: Renewal, Framed Vintage and Ethnic Dazzle, all featuring gorgeous prints, elegant tailoring and strong silhouettes.
Like the launch of the AW11 collection it seems that money is no object, as Vanessa had a marquee built and commissioned Alex Davis to create a piece of art for the gardens of The Goring Hotel, just for the day. Entitled The Enchanted Forest, the stainless sculpture was a great back-drop for Amber to posed next to for her photocall.
“I have really enjoyed working with Vanessa on her Spring Summer 2012 photoshoot. Her use of prints and tailoring are very unique and I am a big fan of her work, especially the way she fuses art with fashion,” Amber le Bon.
As well as the prints being exquisite, I also loved the detailing in the pieces, here you can see the petal-effect used on the jacket and the amazing texture of the print on another piece.
I really loved all the collections, but I think the Renewal pieces stood out the most, especially this gorgeous blazer. The concept behind this capsule line is a ‘antithesis to the urban wastelands and consumerism’, and all the pieces feature plastic and metal waste in the prints and I quite the abstract feel of them.
The Ethic Dazzle was the most vibrant of the collections, this colour clash trench is very cool, I couldn’t take my eyes off it.
The final capsule Framed Vintage was all about the classic splendor of the Belle Epoque and the Edwardian era and this shirt is filled with lots of frames.
If all that magnificient tailoring isn’t enough Vanessa G also features footwear this season, my favourites were these peep-toe gold lace booties that the model was wearing.