Gregory Parkinson Fall Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Making vintage-boheme a thing of luxury has been Gregory Parkinson‘s calling card for years. His dazzling plays with color and print has had a steady following of those in the know for well over a decade. What’s helped to elevate the GP name, aside from his collaboration with the major retailer Anthropologie, is his recent mastery of texture. The elegant, controlled plays on layering with crochet, lace and organza in his all-white Spring outing (with the exception of one blush dress) translated beautifully in this eye-popping Fall line-up.
Color was back in a big way for the California native. This season, Parkinson seemed to color with the Metallic FX Crayola box, decking his looks in the shimmer of foil printed cut velvet, silk metal organza and wools with Lurex embroidery. Trousers were another prominent element of Parkinson’s sotry. Those red lame jacquard trousers with lace trim were a even keel of artsy and customer-friendly. Same goes for the impressively conceived Lurex embroidered mesh fitted dress with contrast Lurex brocade. You’ll want to get the dress with the cobalt vintage lace shrug vest it came styled with.
The harmony Parkinson achieves between the weather-worn and the auspicious has never looked better. Although, there’s nothing even close to tattered or weather-worn about those Manolo Blahnik for Gregory Parkinson shoes, which finished off the looks just right. The clever team-ups seem to be treating Parkinson well.