Spring/Summer 2015 Theme: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – blackberries, elderflowers, Titania and Puck
I love it when the New York Times Fashion section, echoes my own choices for a season.
As I’ve shared before, each season I pick a “theme” which becomes a running thread through my choices for any shoe, accessory, or clothing purchase for the season. Fall/Winter 2014 was “Predatory. Provocative. Dark Glamour.” and there was a lot of black, sheer fabrics, sensual shapes and flirty details. It was a season of seductive thoughts meant to be edgy and even a bit scary.
With Spring, I feel lighter but not necessarily brighter. I am feeling muted, languid, capricious and moving from being seductive this past Fall/Winter to enchanting. Titania from Midsummer Night’s Dream was the inspiration – all fairy magic, elderflowers and sweet, yet possibly dangerous, berries – to tempt, to entice, to bewitch.
Funny enough, New York Times sees this season in a similar light. Their collage below showcases their take on the “Bohemian Rhapsody” influences, filled with “a dreamlike state… referencing a romantic love affair with the spirit of Mother Nature.”
I’m feeling the need for dreamy fabrics and frothy tulle. The shimmer of iridescence and the reflected glow of dew drops on petals and coating spider webs. Embroidery, eyelet, floral appliqués and dusky prints.
Some items I’ve already acquired are Sophia Webster’s magical, winged Evangeline sandals…
Ann Taylor has some magical items as well. Like this sheer, flower-bedecked top.
… and this eyelet pencil skirt…
My other shoe addition were the Valentino rainbow Rockstud heels. What could be more appropriate for Spring and Summer?
As the season progresses, more will be added to the board. I love going back to see how the inspiration moves and comes together.