Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mandy Coon's Debut Collection

My favorite piece in the collection, a tiger printed smock dress

When I first saw Mandy Coon's booth at Rendez-Vous, I immediately mistook it for Camilla Staerk. Mainly because of the confusing signage (they were sharing a booth), but also because of a commonality in aesthetic; Coon has worked as the assistant designer for Staerk for several seasons. Still, while the hard edge and darker palette of Staerk run through Coon's eponymous line, she counters it with plenty of flowing ruffles and voluminous dresses, and the line is entirely her own. Stand out pieces include asymmetrical ruffled dress, a convertible piece that morphs from a dress to a jacket and a skirt, and a structural leather dress. Unfortunately, these pictures hardly do the collection justice (the lighting was terrible), but at least you can get an idea, and make sure to check out the rest of the looks on her website.

A ruffled top

This piece can unzip to function as a dress, skirt, and jacket, with long or short sleeves

The back of a supple leather dress can be zipped up on the bottom or worn open


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Amanda said...

the zipped pieces are beautiful. i would wear them both

InnyVinny said...

Those clothes are just cool. Versatile and wearable. That tiger print is beautiful, too.

Ash Fox said...

that zip dress is remarkable!


Isabel said...

That ruffed top is insane, I need something like that in my life right now.

Mouthwash said...

these pieces are stunner. I love love love the ruffled top. Beautiful.



WJ said...

Goodness, that square zippered dress has me hyperventilating, I can just imagine the ways one could style it!

WendyB said...

Wow! I love these pieces, especially that explosion of ruffles.

SAUVAGE said...

That ruffled white top is slaying me. and I could live in the first dress, no questions asked.

Queen Michelle said...

Love all of those pieces. The zip dress is outstanding.