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J. Mendel Spring 2012

J. Mendel’s Spring 2012 collection gave us feminine pieces that are both timeless and modern.

The designer is highly regarded for his red carpet worthy gowns and furs, so it was a refreshing to see his day-wear having a more slouchy sportswear feel featuring vertical stripes and bold colour blocking for a more modern aesthetic.

Nearly every piece was loose-fitting as they fluttered down the runway revealing thigh and central splits (hello Blake Lively).

Blue and green popped against the mostly neutral colour palette of lemon, white, black and nude with a few printed looks showcased in the middle of the presentation.

Evening wear ranged from sexy, fitted and embellished to ethereal, draped and pleated.

Gilles Mendel may find himself with a whole new celebrity fan base following this collection.

Paul Hanlon at Tigi gave the model side-swept wet look hair, whilst Gucci Westman for Revlon ensured the models had sun-kissed skin.

Front Row: Mary-Kate Olsen, Melissa George, Selma Blair and Ashley Olsen

Favourites: Printed dress with a layered peplum and one shoulder drape gown with asymmetrical skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Blake Lively, Zoe Saldana, Taylor Swift, Amanda Seyfried, Gwyneth Paltrow, Solange Knowles, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Garcelle Beauvais, Leelee Sobieski, Jaimie Alexander, Jessica Alba, Michelle Williams and Lara Bingle

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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8 Responses to J. Mendel Spring 2012

  1. bec September 16, 2011 at 06:12 #

    Looks 18 and 20 are divine!! Can definitely see Blake and Zoe rocking those ones!!

  2. Lana September 16, 2011 at 06:32 #

    I guess lemongrass is trend-color of Sprind 2012
    Love lemongrass dress on Jac

    • Alina September 16, 2011 at 14:45 #

      I love that dress too.

      I would be happy to see it on Jennifer Aniston.

  3. Yaas September 16, 2011 at 09:53 #

    The first celebrity who comes in my mind with J. Mendel is Kate Beckinsale.
    I like the strapless one and the one shoulder gown in the pictures.

  4. AW September 16, 2011 at 15:05 #

    I love the high splits.

    In other news, is it mandatory that the Olson’s make those faces in all photos?

  5. maria September 16, 2011 at 18:39 #

    love this collection. So crispy and clean. I love the colours he chose and the colour blocking.

  6. DivaDebbi (the Blog) September 17, 2011 at 03:54 #

    Melissa George! Thanks FC. She sat in front of me and I couldnt place her…good actress.
    I loved the collection, but always enjoy J. Mendel’s Fall collections more. No one does fur better.

  7. micheline September 17, 2011 at 06:12 #

    god, the olson twins duck-facing and bugging out their eyes like toads in every freaking photo just makes me stabby.

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