Lila Horn Fashion Show F/W ’12

By Alice Chin

Lila Horn FW 2012 Presentation – Designers Lillian Barry and Helen Millson bonded as Yale students during their travels to India and their mutual love of Indian textiles. This season, they were particularly inspired by the “patterns that contour Indian temples”. The color palette was rich in “hues of orchid purple, raspberry and neon blue that many of the women adorn” while worshiping in the temples. There were lots of contrasting bold colors with zig zag, polka dot and ikat prints in feminine silhouettes. Some of the designs were on the prim side, such as silk tops with peter pan collars and silk tees with modest necklines.

But there were also some outfits that were more sensual, such as the plumberry Ikat Zig Zag silk dress with a plunging V-back and a blue printed skirt with a center zip. The clothes were accessorized by chunky and colorful bracelets and necklaces by Erickson Beamon. This was my first time attending a presentation for the label Lilan Horn and I found the designs to be fun and wearable.

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