Lauren Moffatt Autumn / Fall 2012
INSPIRED BY THE INNOCENT AND CLASSICALLY UNDONE STYLE OF A SCHOOL-GIRL
It was at The Old School, a New York venue whose name gives away precisely what it is, that Moffatt offered up as an interpretation of the next winter season “inspired by the innocent and classically undone style of a school-girl.” Lauren Moffatt‘s fall 2012 collection has all the elements of 50s / 60s revivals that we’ve come to both expect and adore. Peter Pan collars abound, as do pleated skirts, but it’s the overall styling that truly works with school girl, man-style brogues styled against white knit leggings and navy below-the-knee socks.
Take away The Old School setting and the schoolyard overtones of Lauren Moffatt’s fall 2012 collection are likely to largely disappear, after all none are as overt as you might expect from a Prepped up Ralph Lauren collection. But with schoolyard overtones gone what would remain is a collection of classic sensibility. Sure, some of the motifs might be borrowed from the classroom, but the charm lies elsewhere.
Photography by Kelly Defina. fashionising