During FOCUS, I had the opportunity to meet New York designer- Carrie Parry and view her Autumn/Winter 2011, titled “Mrs. Montague.” Carrie was inspired by 1930s cult classic, The Women and Japanese polka-dot artist- Yayoi Kusama, emphasizing versatility. The line is beautifully tailored and extremely innovative; using the concept of interchangeable and detachable collars, which celebrates the pioneer of the detachable collar- 1870s housewife, Mrs. Montague. Her eco-friendly pieces are timeless classics. You can play up the separates by mixing n’ matching, as well as layering. Need a new outfit that transitions from the office to a gals night out? Might I suggest the fun ‘colorblock sleeveless dress’ or ‘black and white checked skirt’ or the ‘red shift dress with detachable collar’…The whole collection is brilliant and for more information on Carrie and the A/W11 collection, check out her website!
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