London-based designers Ingvar Helgason and Susanne Ostwald of “Ostwald Helgason” have the distinct honor of having their first order at Fivestory, the popular new Upper East Side boutique, sold out within a day. Their creations have been worn by the biggest names on the New York fashion scene and the label’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is predicted to be quite a hit as well. The designer duo showcased their new collection at Milk Studios and presented an assortment of playfully mod looks for the season. The designers stated that the collection is inspired by the wealthy philanthropist Frances Brody who asked French artist Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse to redo her mansion’s courtyard with a mural.
Created for adventurous and strong woman, the collection comprises of 15 sixties-style looks. Bright, saturated hues were used to make the extremely A-line minis stand out even more dramatically while sleeveless tunics and boxy shifts toned the mood of the collected down a bit. A preppy collared shirt was layered with a graphic color-blocked dress which incidentally was made from the same fabric that fashion house Dior sources materials from.
The combination of burgundy and pink was repeated for several outfits in the collection with a printed chiffon tank and a cropped trouser being the most remarkable example of it. The collection also featured cute sweatshirt dresses with playful Picasso-esque animal drawings on them. Distinctly hand-knit sweaters mixed modernity with the sophistication of the vintage-inspired collection.
Via: Style Sight