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Give Me Patience (Alice Yim New York)

Alice Yim is one of my favourite New York designers and when I received an invite to her ‘Friends and Family Sale’ last month I jumped at the chance to go. I’d had my eye on the Patience dress from her Autumn/Winter 11 collection for ages, feeling that it was a great style for me.  The metallic grey and charcoal colours, the perfect floor length, the slightly dropped waist, the geometric detail on the waistband that nips your waist in… finally at the sale the dress was mine…

It is interesting how I’m developing such a crush on all things in floor length or “maxi” right now.  It feels like I’m yearning for a certain grace in my clothing ever since New York Fashion Week in September, where there were certainly a lot of longer lengths around.  There is an elegance to longer lengths and I think there is something about the way you hold yourself in floor length pieces too, that makes these styles appealing and enjoyable to wear.  I’m calling this my ‘Cinderella Complex’*

A recap, then, on some of my favourite longer dresses from the Spring Summer 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week, below.

All images from Elle.

Tibi - I love everything about this dress… in fact I need to start saving for this dress now…

DKNY – I’m a big fan of the shape of this dress, and the contrasting fabrics

Finally, a gorgeous lace and sheer gown by Tadashi Shoji.   Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou and I saw this show a few months back and were captivated by the dresses in particular.  The spring  2012 collection pays homage to the tulip:

“Rich in its colour yet delicate in its form, this admired bloom is full of life, incessantly evolving and changing in shape. A vibrant palette of flora in shades of fern, magnolia, rosebud, and willow are infused in the exquisite fabrics of silk linen, embroidered lace, and draped tulle.” ~ from the Tadashi Shoji blog

I would love to hear your thoughts on how you feel wearing longer lengths, Blog Reader, and also if you’ve spotted any floor sweeping gowns that you can’t get out of your mind….

Images top, I’m wearing: Patience dress by Alice Yim New York. Alice’s SS12 collection is also on her website for viewing.  I’ll post about these styles at a later date, as I’m super excited about the fresh colours and mix of fabrics.  She has one gorgeous black dress with side slits in particular I have my eye on from the new line…

*to be distinguished from the psychological syndrome named by Colette Dowling, since I don’t have an unconscious desire to be taken care of by others, in case you were wondering.
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