Richard James
By Ella Hudson

GARDEN PARTYING WITH THE ROCKET MAN London: A colorful palette, playful motifs and bedazzled accessories gave Richard James’ “Urban Fete”- themed S/S 13 collection …

Jun 18, 2012
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GARDEN PARTYING WITH THE ROCKET MAN
London: A colorful palette, playful motifs and bedazzled accessories gave Richard James’ “Urban Fete”- themed S/S 13 collection its festive vibe. Summer fabrics — linen, cotton and “cool wool” — and lighthearted styling lessened the mostly tailored assortment’s formality. Flamboyant prints decorated airy button-fronts and swim trunks, while pastel ties and glittering loafers accessorized more traditional tailored suits. The offbeat-elegant aesthetic was mirrored by front row occupant Elton John, who sat clad in a raspberry suit, metallic lime oxfords and yellow nerd glasses. –Whitney Kessler

Silhouette: Tailored / Straight / Boxy

Color: Electric orange and turquoise / Pastel candy colors / Leafy green / Cobalt / Bright white

Key Items: Slim pantsuit / Short suit / Airy button-front / Printed swim trunk / Shirt-jacket / Knit zip-up / Suede blazer / Canvas bomber

Materials: Summer suitings / Linen / Nylon / Suede / Jersey / “Cool wool” / Waffle sweater knits

Print + Pattern: Glen Plaid / Retro florals / Multi-colored diamond prints / Pinstripes / Tiny fish motif / Candy stripes

Details + Trim: Single and double-button closures / Safari pockets / Ribbed knit banding

Accessories + Footwear: Sparkly slippers / Plimsoles / Bucket hats / Flip-flops / Bedazzled socks / Printed pocket squares

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