June 11, 2012 New York
L'Wren Scott was in town this week showing off her first-ever Resort collection. "It's fun and lively, how resort used to be," she said from her perch in the Crosby Street Hotel. It certainly showcased her sense of humor and an appreciation for visual puns. Working from her personal collection of propaganda materials dating back to world wars I and II, she hand-drew the season's prints. Hat's Off, as its name suggests, is a colorful cap pattern and salutes "those who fight for peace and freedom"; L'Wren's Loves features L-words like Leggy, Looker, and Luscious; and a graphic box print is actually Morse code spelling out the designer's name and the phrase "don't fake it." These and several more appeared on silk dresses that will be familiar to Scott's fans for the way they put the emphasis on the waist, as well as little tops that she paired with silk paneled cardigans and bright pencil skirts with contrasting grosgrain ribbon waistbands. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the American election got her on the propaganda path, but if this was a political collection, it was sweetly so. Pointing out the matching print totes, hats, and shoes and putting on a French accent, she said, "I love a look total."
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