— February 21, 2012 —

twenty8twelve: f/w '12

Sienna and Savannah Miller may have departed the label they started last month, but in their place is Elsa Elphick, who's been at the label since its launch in 2007, so fans aren't to fear that anything will change too dramatically. They've also hired a consultant who works at the ultra coolScandinavianlabel, Acne, known for their deconstructivist approach to design. The result is that Twenty8Twelve has benefited from a much needed boost in the edginess department. Although Twenty8Twelve has always had a strong celebrity following in starlets such as the Olsen twins and Kate Moss, they've rarely been seen worn by "it girls" who aren't necessarily famous for anything other than, perhaps, always looking achingly cool. Well, that's all about to change. For Fall, Twenty8Twelve have offered up more fashion-forward shapes and techniques that are require greater expertise and effort in order to construct. Voluminous skirts countered sleek trousers, silks lifted the collection from its wool-heavy beginnings, pops of colour brought brightness to a collection otherwise dominated by grays and navies. It was a perfectly balanced collection and wonderfully executed, as well. We can't wait to wear it all.