I kicked off my fashion week this year at the Marissa Webb show. The designer has been on the radar as one to watch for a number of seasons. This season the designer really found her sweet spot in sexy tomboy-ish clothing that is perfect for day-to-day life - never too sweet, with just the right amount of attitude to turn heads. The city girl who always seems to look pulled together even when she has just woken up and is on-the-go.
The beauty exemplified attitude the with messy rolled just-out-of-bed hair or wispy high buns contrasted with classic cat eyes, soft pink lips and radiant skin in full force.
The color palette was broken up into groupings monochromatic to start, introduction of navy and oxford blue, followed by smoldering purple, dusty pinks and finishing off with bold red. While black, grey and white dominated the color groupings made for a powerful impression. Plaid, tweed, leather, fur and abstract watercolor florals that added texture and dimension to the looks.
Leather leggings, sleeves and tees give a hard edge to the soft lady-like peplums and oversized cowl turtleneck collars.The grosgrain ribbon bows were sassy and adorable under Peter Pan collars, while boxy jackets and tops looked fresh paired with slim pants and narrow cut skirts. The narrow bottoms helped balance with the looser cocoon tops with rounded shoulders. Skirt lengths tended to be mini, over-the-knee and mixed length with asymmetric and handkerchief hems.
This collection really captured the essence of what I believe Marissa Webb should be. If she continues to build on the charming garçonne look captured this season, I have a feeling that before long, the designer will continue to grow her name to household status.