So the resort posts have been flying around and once again I choose
not to partake due to indifference or honestly, a lack of interest. 
It's interesting though that designers are launching first resort
collection in a time when supposedly there isn't the demand for a quasi
season of clothes squished in between the two main ones.  Still, the
firsts have got to me.  Christopher Kane of course is one… 58 blog
posts raving about that collection and counting last time I looked at
my Bloglines… nothing left to say really…

Peter Jensen
is another first resort outing and I got to see it in action at the
lovely House of St. Barnabus in Soho on Tuesday.  The fact that Jensen
has attempted to present his first resort collection in a remotely
interesting way as opposed to the expected white background has already
sold it to me.  I love that he has once again collaborated with
illustrator Charlotte Mann
who created the amazing set for his S/S 07 show that still graces the
Catwalking.com homepage that I use on a daily basis.  The collection
was based on that famous Diane Arbus' shot of the triplets in New
Jersey and so the set is also based on that image…

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Spot that image…

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The setting was perfect for projecting the lookbook images onto the wall…Peter Jensen himself looked particularly sharp nestled in Charlotte's set…

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The whole collection was meant to be a place where Jensen's bunny motif could have a place to live… so it pops up quite a bit in amongst the casual/flirty silhouettes that Jensen has perfected.  Here's the bunny in acrylic sunglasses made with Tatty Devine.  Alas, they're more for styling than actual practical wear but it bodes well for any sunnies line that Jensen embarks on…

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The bunny is also on these ballet flats that have a most pleasing bow as adornment…

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Pastel sequins…

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More bunny print as well as an ant print that Jensen has revived from his archives…

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Most importantly is that endearingly, Jensen has taken the word Resort quite literally and adhered to the idea that we are summering somewhere nice in that pre-spring period and has introduced swimwear….I've found a possible swimsuit contender with this grey one-piece with the bunny ears acting as the halter neck tie… I'm not going anywhere nice that period of time but I might be persuaded to take a cold dip on a grey beach (incidentally, my favourite kind of beach…).

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Comments (13)

  1. LOVE this!!! I’m so bored with all the white background (as you mentioned) resort images. Just because it’s a smaller season with less hoo ha doesn’t mean it has to be simplistic

  2. Brigadeiro says:

    Ah! Too cute! Love the sunnies, the ballet flats, the colours…gorgeous! :)
    xx

  3. KB says:

    I agree with the whole blog resort obsession, but I like your take on it. This is all so cute and retro; I love the playfulness when many designers and blogs are concerned with looking ‘edgy’ all the time.

  4. KD says:

    I liked Jensen’s collection but didn’t really appreciate it until now. But those shoes, dear god those shoes! I only have 3 pairs of heels and I mostly wear flats and those are pretty much my dream flats!

  5. hek says:

    I’m in love with the flats:) :)

  6. Anik says:

    That bunny swimsuit it too precious! Love it !
    http://www.montreal-instyle.blogspot.com

  7. diane says:

    very cute idea. Love the black and white backdrop.

  8. Sister Wolf says:

    Uh oh, do I see sequins on those sweaters??

  9. Daniel_K says:

    I guess the whole resort frenzy has to do with the general phenonemon of fading frontiers between the seasons themselves and the incessant craving for sth. new. It *is* interesting to see how leagues of designers throw themselvese into this. The more, the merrier?

  10. Isabel says:

    This is genius! The bunny swimsuit is adorable (I want one too), but even the ‘set’ of the photoshoot is perfect!

  11. pearl says:

    ooh! I would like one of those cardis!
    Speaking of which, I just discovered H&M does some nice sequins pieces..

  12. Hey Ms Bubble!
    Just wanted to let you know that I posted your Peter Jensen pics in my blog!!!!
    Sorry I didn’t ask for permission, but I credited the images obviously,let me know if it’s ok with you.
    http://www.picnicblog.wordpress.com
    Thanks and keep up the good bloggin’

  13. Whitney says:

    I love love love all these close! And the backround is super cool

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