Thursday, April 21, 2011
LaQuan Smith: Hard Candy
For LaQuan Smith’s LQS Spring/Summer 2011 collection, titled Hard Candy, the young designer used childhood sweets as inspiration, knighting each piece with names like Tangerine Dream, Pralines & Cream, Mimosa, and Marzipan. Hues like rose bonbon, cotton candy blue, lemon yellow, and bubblegum pink played on minimalist miniskirts, tanks, and cocktails.
Geared towards the young and sexy, this season's line up includes second skin catsuits and mini dresses, structured, stretch ensembles marrying royal blue jackets with orange crush bottoms, puff sleeved jackets with slimming straight legged pants, and sequin addled pencil skirts with racerback tanks. Hollywood’s youngest starlets are already fans - Rihanna has a predlection for the Bubblegum dress, Cassie and Selita Ebanks have both worn the Strawberries & Cream cocktail, and Nicki Minaj has sidled to the look LaQuan calls Lollipop.