February 10, 2012 New York
Those elements appeared throughout the collection, which, over email, Stefani said had been influenced by the original rock 'n' roll girls of the early sixties. The models' sky-high beehives and demarcated Twiggy lashes took you back; the collection's bold hues and digital prints brought you up to date. As for the silhouette, a familiar polarity was at play: Narrow pants and printed jumpsuits had a boyish appeal, while flared miniskirts and cropped cocoon coats provided a girly edge. Whichever gender they called to mind, the pieces paired a welcome ease with a pert punch. Punk, but pretty.