fall fun with liz clai­bourne

Liz Clai­bourne makes fall fashion fun.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FRONT PAGE - By PATSY KAM taps@thes­tar.com.my

THE fall sea­son of­ten con­jures som­bre im­ages of grey fashion and drab colours. At Liz Clai­bourne New York how­ever, the spirit is lighter and more up­lift­ing, with em­pha­sis on the deep and dark shades of sea­sonal flora such as bur­gundy, berry, plum and pink. Stripes, pat­terns and plaids min­gle with rich colours to cre­ate fem­i­nine styles, en­hanced with lacy trims and play­ful pleats. Re­gard­less of the sea­son, the mes­sage that Liz Clai­bourne is send­ing out is: fashion is fun.

The new col­lec­tion, in­spired by a woman’s clas­sic beauty, also draws from the sta­ple hues of black and white, with dar­ing splashes of red pro­vid­ing the oc­ca­sional back­drop. De­tails like ruf­fles, zip­pers and mesh cutouts are thrown in for good mea­sure, and there’s even some an­i­mal prints to in­dulge your wild side.

There are wear­able pieces for ev­ery body type, so that dif­fer­ent women have a chance to ex­press them­selves dif­fer­ently.

There are also some clas­sic pieces with an el­e­gant spiel, in deep vi­o­lets, reds and creams, seen in la­dy­like de­signs and dra­matic neck­lines. Colour block­ing is back in a big way, as is cable.

Not for­get­ting the cold weather, there are lus­cious sweaters and out­er­wear in func­tional styles for the sea­son.

A new Liz Clai­borne New York 65sq m store has just opened in Park­son Pavil­ion, Kuala Lumpur, of­fer­ing an ex­ten­sive range of women’s ap­parel and ac­ces­sories.

The brand teamed up with re­tail de­sign and brand­ing com­pany Kramer De­sign Group to de­velop the con­sumer ex­pe­ri­ence. Cus­tomers have a clear view of the store’s in­te­rior and the white-on-white back­drop pro­vides the can­vas for Liz Clai­borne New York’s colour­ful ap­parel and co­or­di­nat­ing ac­ces­sories to suit life­style needs, stated Brad Lenz, vice pres­i­dent Liz Clai­borne New York in­ter­na­tional stores, in a press re­lease.

In­spired by the work of the late in­te­rior de­signer Dorothy Draper, the shop in­te­rior at Park­son Pavil­ion adds a mod­ern twist to or­nate, Baroque flour­ishes for a fresh, bright but fa­mil­iar feel. Fem­i­nine fix­tures and rack treat­ments give cus­tomers the im­pres­sion that they’re walk­ing through a clothes-filled closet.

To high­light the white pal­ette, the store fea­tures back­light­ing through­out to give a mod­ern, glow­ing ef­fect. n Prices start from RM99 to RM499 for ac­ces­sories and RM179 to RM699 for ap­parel. Avail­able at all Liz Clai­bourne stores.

Black and cream dol­man wrap jacket. From the Liz Clai­bourne Au­tumn col­lec­tion 2010, an acorn quilted logo puffer vest over madras yarndyed but­ton-front printed shirt and Jackie slim leg jeans. Chic and func­tional: Black ny­lon anorak jacket, cream gi­raffe print ge­or­gette tu­nic and Jackie slim leg jeans (left), and raglan zip sweater and black her­ring­bone Jackie straight leg pants. Grape blouse with flounce de­tail and pen­cil skirt.

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