Kuwait, February 1, 2013: Occasion wear specialist Coast has a vision for spring/summer 2013. With new Design Director Kim Elliott at the helm, fresh silhouettes, fabrics and finishes create a collection that expertly balances a modern, playful femininity with a sleek, grown-up edge and breathes new life into dressing for life’s events.
The palette - a sophisticated mix of nudes and demure black - is punctuated with soft macaroon shades: pistachio, sherbet lemon and raspberry. It also flaunts a splash of colour with painterly and botanical floral prints in bold fuchsia, violet and chartreuse tones.
Dresses, as always, play a significant role. Classically cut shifts are updated in watercolour prints with soft ruching at the waist and elegant darting on elbow length sleeves - lending a soft, fluid feel to the collection. Tulip dresses in saturated brights, cerise, violet and coral feature bold photographic florals. Prom dresses - a nod to a fifties-inspired silhouette - are cinched at the waist and realised in delicate organza and voluminous tulle. A-line and skater style dresses in block colours, lipstick pink, indigo and aqua, feature lace inserts and sleeves, ruching and sheer panels. A selection of billowing, draped dresses - including one nude floor-length gown style with intricate beading detail - evoke 1960s glamour and a more formal alternative to the playful styles.
A host of exquisitely cut separates explore new silhouettes with striking peplum tops, dramatic full evening skirts, tailored jackets and chic cigarette-style trousers. From hues of luscious candy pink to metallic brocade and shimmering boucle, this season’s separates are still brimming with Coast’s unparalleled eye for beautiful details and make for an extra special alternative to dresses.
Accessorising for spring/summer 2013 also sees the brand foray into new and exciting territories, as their signature clutch bags, shoes and jewellery explore new colourways, craftsmanship and innovative design. Key bag styles include citrus shades and modern woven finishes alongside luxe marble effect hard shell clutches and vibrant watercolour prints. Embellished details such as crystal studs, intricate beading, shimmering satin and python print leather lend to a collection of bags that encapsulate sartorial accessorising at its most exquisite.