Sunday, October 4, 2009

Portmans - guilt free

If you haven't already heard or seen in print, Portmans has collaborated with Camilla and Marc designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman to create a capsule spring racing collection. The collection includes 8 dress and jacket styles in black and white, black and gold, cream and white, and peach. The designs include some traditional racing styles - full skirts, one shoulder dresses. Unfortunately, they get the thumbs down from me. As will always be the hurdle with cheaper capsule collections, the challenge of designing a collection with cheaper fabric and fewer design features has seen Camilla and Marc's attempt produce less than lux looking and fitting dresses.

Ignoring the Camilla and Marc collection, Portmans has really upped the anti with its last collection, surprising many with some very edgy pieces that got everyones attention (see below). Its new collection follows on from the last and doesn't disappoint. Check it out at I never thought I'd say it but you'll see me heading to Portmans this season for sure.

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