BRINGING A WEST COAST VIBE TO MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK
Colorful, crazy prints dominated this debut to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Clover Canyon showed color, color, color in beautifully made clothes. Some, like an almost Pucci-like paisley print had a retro feel.
But really, this is a forward thinking collection. An orange-aid colored print short suit was so fresh. Then came the cannabis prints. Yes, marijuana leaves on bright white backgrounds, or mixed in with other prints. They appeared in jackets and skirts, and ok, they’re not for everyone, but they’re actually quite pretty.
One wild pink print jacket had lots of shine, as did so much of the collection. But paisley dominated, in oversized jackets, blouses and dresses. Mixed in were southwest-themed dresses and jackets, Native American-influenced fabrics, even some lovely California beach themes.
It was probably one of the most refreshing collections at the shows, brave as the woman who’d wear it would have to be. The tailoring was near-perfect, but the wildness of the prints made me want to wear these incredible clothes. Don’t know if I’ll ever have the courage.
Photography: Anton Brookes