Porter Grey Fall 2011 Review
Wavy cascading hair and blackcurrant lips were complimentary touches to the presentation of the Porter Grey Fall/Winter 2011 collection. This collection stayed true to the feminine aesthetic expected of, design duo and sisters, Kristen and Alexandra O’Neill.
As is typical of Porter Grey, the collection embodied the girl next door appeal, with some unexpected but pleasant surprises as the back half of each garment was revealed. Each piece reflected some small but impactful detail, like the cinches and folds at the front of the cranberry colored dress or the exposed zip at the back of the semi pleated one.
The collection had a classic all-American quality, with sexy subtleties that made the contrast intriguing to watch. As each look was presented, it became quickly apparent that one should keep a close watch for the understatedly provocative elements cleverly integrated in almost all the dresses. Whether the accentuated body part was a sliver of skin in the back or the waistline, it was skillfully balanced with the lady-like simplicity of the front. In an effort to
balance the demure features of the dresses, the sister team paired the pieces with high-top biker
boots which provided an edgy urban vibe to an otherwise saccharine collection.
Notable pieces included skinny ankle zipped pants, a camel three-quarter length jacket and a black zipper front wool coat accented with leather patches. These items are great options for the fashion savvy consumer to apply their own personal style, making them the wardrobe staple for the season.
By Lisan J. Simpson
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