Sea Foam Green-Eyed

Sea Foam Green-Eyed


I annoy my other half to no end when I ask silly questions with the mentality of a five year old, expecting no answers but just because I like thinking out loud.  "Why is sea foam green called that if it's not in fact the colour of sea foam?"  For S/S 12, given that this supposedly perceived shade of "sea foam green" is everywhere, I'm now doubly confused because in my mind, I know that pale bathroom tile shade of green as mint green, which of course isn't the colour of mint.  My occupied thoughts go deep as you can see.

However, London label Fanny and Jessy have rectified this colour confusion somehow by edging closer to the physical realities of sea foam with their A/W 12-3 collection Sea Foam In Your Eyes.  Wikipedia sea foam and ye shall find the above close-up image of sea foam in a tide pool, which correlates fairly closely with the mish mash of shades, colours and textures going on in this collection.  Besides the semantics of colour, the duo have come on leaps and bounds with this collection, moving into the realm of luxurious sportswear with a razor sharp edge and away from their previously goth-laden wares.  They've also decided to be more multi-dimensional with their textures resulting in anything from laser cut leather in imitation of aertex squares, pixelated prints on top of texturised denim, micro suede that resembles a faded sofa (that's where all that grey-tinged sea foam green comes in), waxed cottons for the jackets and thick felt wool in all the casual suiting and outerwear.  Mexican ribbon inspires the main print of the collection and for the overall palette and print, the duo looked at Henri Rousseau's lush greens and Leif Podhajsky's psychedelic prints.

The shapes and silhouettes are what have surprised me.  They've stuck to signatures such as sweatpants and trackie bottoms and whilst they've always had a sportswear leaning, they've definitely honed in on it for this season and have specifically looked at the maligned side of 70s Halston – his luxury sportswear collections that were slightly masculine in their oversized proportions.  The extended raglan shoulders and the general bulked out shapes conveniently tie in with Balenciaga's A/W 12-3 collection  where the luxe sweatshirt and elasticated waist trouser are similarly key.  Fanny and Jessy coincidentally chiming in with Ghesquiere is definitely a direction I would never have imagined for the duo, and luckily for us, their offerings with be far more affordable.  Young British Designers currently has the S/S 12 collection.  Hopefully we'll see this A/W 12-3 collection popping up somewhere accessible.    






















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  1. Sóley

    2012-04-23 at 10:43 AM

    One of the coolest lookbooks I’ve seen… I want the short sleeved printed leather shouldered top and the giant coat please thank you, I love this. ‚ô•
    we are purple

  2. Coline

    2012-04-23 at 11:17 AM

    Love this post!

  3. Serdane

    2012-04-23 at 11:17 AM

    Great collection ! I like this comfy cost very cosy in the same time !

  4. James G

    2012-04-23 at 12:17 PM

    I get a Phoebe Philo vibe from it, but more youth-oriented.

  5. Joana Gomes

    2012-04-23 at 12:47 PM

    Look at the pockets, the shoulders, the mermaid-looking jacket!
    xo Joana

  6. Miss Coco

    2012-04-23 at 1:07 PM

    Me ha encantado todo!!
    Miss Coco

  7. Suzi

    2012-04-23 at 1:16 PM

    Nicely written. This collection has chic written all over it and it’s also kind of edgy at the same time. The colours are awesome too.
    Suzi x

  8. Lilzeon

    2012-04-23 at 3:46 PM

    I love the kind of “armor” feeling the sparlkling shoulder pads give. A foam and a story in the meantime. Rock’n Ocean roll?

  9. Haidee

    2012-04-23 at 4:39 PM

    I love it
    www. haideeandco.blogspot. com

  10. Womens Clothing Online

    2012-04-23 at 5:36 PM

    Great outfits!! Love them!

  11. Jessie

    2012-04-23 at 5:57 PM

    Great writing!

  12. La Vie Quotidienne

    2012-04-23 at 6:39 PM

    The quality of pics not is good but i think isn’t importamnt because the idee of matching your text, Sea and the collection is real good. Thanks for share my dear.
    I love the first one pic in Collection…amazing carvings
    XOXO from MUNICH
    La Vie Quotidienne
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    2012-04-23 at 6:45 PM

    Looks like a Russian 90th.
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  14. Shai Wallach

    2012-04-23 at 7:29 PM

    I love the pastel colored wools. So pretty!

  15. january

    2012-04-24 at 11:07 AM

    those lazer cuts are very proenze schouler as well!
    january, x

  16. Aria

    2012-04-25 at 9:23 AM

    So cool!!!Love them!The sunglasses is awesome!My favourite!

  17. burberry handbags

    2012-04-25 at 9:38 AM

    perfect i really like it

  18. Doll house Boutique Sydney

    2012-04-28 at 2:26 PM

    My daughter and I ordered a dress from Doll House which was to be custom made. I placed the order on a Monday and was surprised to get a phone call the following Monday to say the dress had arrived it only took eight 8 days. I took the dress home and when I put the dress on my daughter, I realized that had just altered the dress (in store) and found pins still in the side seams. I was so disgusted with their lie – when confronted they would not talk to me or acknowledge what they had done. To all you mum’s out there DON’T BUY FROM DOLL HOUSE.

  19. mallfashion

    2012-05-27 at 2:48 AM

    Wow! You’re beautiful! Wonderful outfit. I love your dress!)

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