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True to his easy-going Southern Californian upbringing,

American womenswear designer, Chadwick Bell

created a S/S  2013 rtw collection, which emanates

a sense of calm   tranquil   simple   ease

 

 

The colour palette is subdued:

white, cream, black with hints of green, yellow

 

 

The collection is comprehensive:

interchangeable separates:  trousers, skirts, tops, jackets

varied textiles:  cotton, chiffon, leather, lace

fabric manipulation:  layering, pleating, flowing, steamlined

dresses, gowns

day-wear to evening-wear

work to play

 

 

The accessories are known pieces with unique details:

visors with veils

broad headbands with bobby pins to side

necklaces ribbon-tied with statement adornments

thin leather belts asymmetric with large geometric shape to side

 

 

 

Ah … a sweet silence of this collection

 

 

 

designer:  Chadwick Bell

launched:  2007, eponymous label – Chadwick Bell

first show:  2008, New York Fashion Week

 

 

 

Chadwick Bell

Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

(images from chadwickbell.com):

 

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The accessories

 
(image from beautyriot.com)

visor with veil

 

 

 
(images from stylebistro.com):
 
 
Chadwick Bell Spring 2013 - Details
 
 
 
 
ribbon-tied statement necklaces
 
 
 
 
Chadwick Bell Spring 2013 - Details

 

 
 
 
 
headbands with bobby pins to side
 
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asymmetric leather belt with geometric-shape detail
 
Chadwick Bell Spring 2013 - Details