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Twinkle by Wenlan
September 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
September 8, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe Photographed by Ian Bone



In the Cut with TWINKLE by Wenlan

Many designers this season seem to have forgotten that their collections are for Spring 2008. The runways have been fraught with lowered hemlines and drab colors. I am pleased to report that Taipei native Wenlan Chia did not play it safe with predictable fashion.

TWINKLE by Wenlan presented a playful, feminine collection that was influenced by relaxed glamour, seascapes and natural beauty. Everything in the line felt effortless and easy-breezy. It was the kind of collection you could envision throwing on and always looking fabulous. Guests were particularly responsive to the line because it was clearly relateable to real life. The details were so well thought out that each look was completed with Manolo Blahnik footwear and sparkling baubles.

The majority of the adorable frocks were designed with sophisticated cuts that were enhanced by vintage wallpaper inspired prints and simple color palettes. Criss-cross ties, a kimono style dress, pleating, an asymmetrical collar, and flutter sleeves were positively radiant on the runway. The bubble style coat with oversized pockets really added drama, and the playsuit was sheer brilliance.

Knits were casually mixed into the collection and gave a pop of texture to elegant silks, georgette, and cashmere. TWINKLE by Wenlan has once again successfully redefined casual beauty for the modern woman.

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