I thought I knew Jill Stuart. Her designs have always been quirky and sweet and fun. But the Jill Stuart S/S 2013 Collection took me by serious surprise. Like I would never ever have guest this was her collection.
Yes- it still possessed a distinctly feminine viewpoint. But, this was not your girl-next-door. This was a glamorous starlet. And I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity of the collection.
There was lace, silk, satin and sequins. The tones ranged from deeper rusty blushes to soft creams and a few surprises in between- different from last spring’s candy colored concoctions. Also there was a change in length with many pieces falling below the knee and extending to the ground. This was a shift from some of the shorter playful pieces I had come to expect from Jill Stuart.
Over all I liked the new look and feel and felt that it was a maturing of the label. In fact, I think I am ready to join this grown up movement. What about you? Are you ready to embrace the more mature Jill Stuart S/S 2013 Collection?
Images via Style.com / Alessandro Viero/ GoRunway.com