Sep 17, 2010
Since it’s no secret Gwen Stefani puts on one of the best shows in town, it came as no surprise that the L.A.M.B S/S 2011 Collection was the perfect finale for New York Fashion Week. The energy inside the Theatre of Lincoln Center was vibrant and it felt like party from beginning to end. With stars like the iconic Debbie Harry, Russell Simmons, Christian Siriano, Mel B, and No Doubt band members, it was clear expectations were high. Setting the tone of the show right from the start, DJ Jeremy Healy produced a remixed soundtrack featuring electric and innovative artists such as Santigold and MGMT. Even with such fierce music and star-studded front row, nothing could over-shadow Stefani’s rocking, bold designs.
As the first looks of the collection came down the runway, it was obvious Gwen Stefani’s personal style would be constant throughout the show. Along with her own influence, African Tribal prints seemed to be the main theme of her designs. Prior to the show, Stefani was quoted as saying prints “are really hard to do and really hard to wear” but her collection remedied both of those obstacles.
She played up her bright prints with a mixture of light drapery, bagginess, and even some structure. Drop-crotch pants, ruffled
dresses, flouncy rompers, and structured jackets were all key pieces in the collection. Mixed in with the bright colors and prints, tie-dye, plaids,
and stripes also appeared on the runway. The L.A.M.B collection stayed consistent throughout, while finding a happy medium between Rock Star and Rastafarian.